Hebrew: hashukum, plural, joinings

(Exodus 27:17; 38:17, 28)

the rods by which the tops of the columns around the tabernacle court were joined together, and from which the curtains were suspended (Exodus 27:10-11; 36:38)

In Jeremiah 52:21 the rendering of a different word, hut, meaning a “thread,” and designating a measuring-line of 12 cubits in length for the circumference of the copper pillars of Solomon’s temple.