from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Architecture A crossbeam.
- n. Architecture A section, as of a ceiling, formed by crossbeams.
- n. A wooden frame used to confine a horse being shod.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A crossbeam
- n. A section formed by crossbeams
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A crossbeam; a lay of joists.
- n. A wooden frame to confine an unruly horse or ox while shoeing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crossbeam; a beam or timber-work crossing a building.
- n. A kind of shackle for a horse that is being taught to amble or pace.
- n. Also travis.
- To cross; thwart; run counter to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a horizontal beam that extends across something
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trabs, trab-; see treb- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Middle French trave, from Latin trabem, accusative of trabs ("beam, thing made using beams") (Wiktionary)