See also: Lintel

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Lintel labeled with 2 (sill is number 1)

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From Middle English lyntel, from Old French lintel, from Vulgar Latin *līntellus, for *līmitellus, diminutive noun from līmes.

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lintel (plural lintels)

  1. (architecture) A horizontal structural beam spanning an opening, such as between the uprights of a door or a window, and which supports the wall above.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      Athelny had told him that he lived in a house built by Inigo Jones; he had raved, as he raved over everything, over the balustrade of old oak; and when he came down to open the door for Philip he made him at once admire the elegant carving of the lintel.

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lintel m (oblique plural linteaus or linteax or lintiaus or lintiax or lintels, nominative singular linteaus or linteax or lintiaus or lintiax or lintels, nominative plural lintel)

  1. lintel (beam)

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  • English: lintel (borrowed into Middle English)
  • French: linteau
  • Portuguese: lintel

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lintel m (plural lintéis)

  1. lintel

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