Definitions for "Joist Hanger"
A steel or iron stirrup used to support and align the ends of joists which are to be fastened to the girder.
A metal connector used to join a joist to a ledger, beam, or rim joist so their top edges are flush. Home Improvement Encyclopedia
A pre-manufactured metal piece typically attached to a ledger or beam to support a joist. Joist hangers should be galvanized.