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beam

1. informal One's hips and buttocks; one's backside. Said especially of women. (A reference to the breadth of a ship at its widest point.) I've always been attracted to women who are fairly broad in the beam. She had a very pleasant face, though she was a bit narrow in the beam for my liking.
2. informal A small but steadfast amount or source (of something hopeful or positive). My lovely daughter has been a beam of joy in such a trying year of hardship. The charity is the sole beam of comfort to the many people displaced by war who have been reduced to such squalid conditions.
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beam

verb
See I-beam
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