American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a wooden framework, often exposed, with plaster, brick, stone, or other masonry filling the spaces.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the foundations and principal supports of stout timber, but with all the interstices of the front of the building filled in with plaster: applied to houses built in a decorative style extensively used in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Arch.) Constructed of a timber frame, having the spaces filled in with masonry; -- said of buildings.
- adj. having exposed wood framing with spaces filled with masonry, as in Tudor architecture
“Today only the church remains.020-7836 5221The classic, half-timbered style that launched a thousand 20th-century "Tudorbethan" eyesores rarely reached Moreton's levels of artistry back in the day, but this fairy-tale edifice testifies to the continuous prosperity and experimentation of the era.”
“The town, so long the site of pilgrimage, now hosts the forces of globalization: a thin-crust Italian pizzeria; a Starbucks in the half-timbered cottage adjoining the great arch.”
“Places that failed to make the 'tentative' list include Blackpool, the former RAF airfield at Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire, the Rows shops and half-timbered houses in Chester, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway.”
“To return to the farm: the storehouse was a long red half-timbered building, where the hides were hung on rails to dry, their corners pegged out with wooden sticks.”
“Within a 17th-century half-timbered house, at Le Bistro de Claude, some of the most powerful people in the cognac business are partaking of seriously good cuisine.”
“This palace looks lovely from this cosy half-timbered inn where I am lodged but have yet to leave.”
“• London House, Rhosmaen Street 01558 822800, heavenlychoc.co.uk Simon Wright, partner of Y Polyn restaurant, CarmarthenshireThe much-loved half-timbered ice-cream shop on Henley-in-Arden's architecturally rich high street refrains from parading its heritage credentials.”
“• Le Trianon, avenue des Bains, Parc des Thermes, Allevard, +33 4 7671 9617, letrianon-allevard.frAlsace surprises the visitor, not just with the strange Germanic dialect and its colourful half-timbered gingerbread houses clustered in tiny villages surrounded by rolling vine-clad hills, but also with some of the country's finest cuisine.”
“The region's medieval towns and villages such as Colmar, Obernai, Ribeauvillé and Turckheim are absurdly picturesque with cobbled streets and half-timbered houses.”
“It's been here for 60 years, housed in a 400-year-old, half-timbered building that stands beside the town hall on the high street.”
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