Technical English

Match the words on the left with their definitions on the right. The tiles in the right-hand column are sortable. ANSWERS
  • reinforce (v)
  • anchor (v)
  • vertical (adj)
  • beam (n)
  • stringent (adj)
  • alloy (n)
  • assemble (v)
  • hazardous (adj)
  • permeability (n)
  • devise (v)
  • standing, pointing, or moving straight up
  • fit together all the separate parts of something
  • a long heavy piece of wood or metal used in building houses, bridges etc
  • the quality of allowing a liquid or gas to pass through
  • make part of a building, structure, piece of clothing etc stronger
  • a metal that is made by combining two or more metals
  • plan or invent a new way of doing something
  • fix something in position so that it cannot move
  • involving risk or danger, especially to health or safety
  • (of a law, rule, regulation) very strict and that must be obeyed