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 (trā′bē-ā′tĭd) also tra·be·ate (-bē-ĭt, -āt′)
adj. Architecture
Having horizontal beams or lintels rather than arches.

[From Latin trabs, trab-, beam (influenced by trabeātus, clothed in the trabea, a ritual garment); see treb- in Indo-European roots.]

tra′be·a′tion n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.trabeate - not arcuatetrabeate - not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
straight - free from curves or angles; "a straight line"
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Unlike Iranian mosques where the side halls (liwans or dalans) comprise arcades of masonry pillars supporting the domed or vaulted ceiling, the Kashmiri builders adopted a trabeate system wherein a flat wooden ceiling is supported on wooden beams and columns.
The nine-fold/hasht behisht plan for non-imperial tombs with a pishtaq facade and high drum supporting a dome was introduced, as well as a trabeate, pillared hall and veranda with a flat roof, dated to 1533.
The city complex at Fatehpur Sikri (1571-85) was built to commemorate the conquest of Gujarat, and Gujarati style predominated in the trabeate architecture and decoration.