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lin·tel

 (lĭn′tl)
n.
A horizontal structural member, such as a beam or stone, that spans an opening, as between the uprights of a door or window or between two columns or piers.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably alteration of lintier, from Vulgar Latin *līmitāris, of a threshold (meaning influenced by Latin līmen, threshold), from Latin, on a border, from līmes, līmit-, boundary.]

lintel

(ˈlɪntəl)
n
(Architecture) a horizontal beam, as over a door or window
[C14: via Old French probably from Late Latin līmitāris (unattested) of the boundary, influenced in meaning by līminaris of the threshold]

lin•tel

art at lipycyte
(ˈlɪn tl)

n.
a horizontal architectural member supporting the weight above an opening, as a window or a door.
[1350–1400; Middle English lyntel < Middle French lintel, dissimilated variant of *linter < Latin līmitāris orig., of a boundary, later taken as synonym of līmināris of a lintel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lintel - horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or windowlintel - horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
beam - long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
Translations

lintel

[ˈlɪntl] Ndintel m

lintel

[ˈlɪntəl] nlinteau m

lintel

n (Archit) → Sturz m

lintel

[ˈlɪntl] narchitrave m
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The stone-dressing work on the monument's great circle (both uprights and lintels) was accomplished by working parallel to the long sides of the stones, while the five stone 'trilithons' (the great horse-shoe arrangement of linteled stones) within the great circle were dressed by working at right-angles to the sides of the stones.