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n. Southwestern US
A rafter or roofbeam, especially a trimmed and peeled tree trunk whose end projects from an outside adobe wall.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, perhaps from Latin bīga, team of horses, cart (from the long pole between the two horses); see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Architecture) Southwestern US a wooden rafter or beam of the roof
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