from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a piece of wood fastened at the end of rafters and projecting beyond the wall, to support several rows of slates or tiles, so placed as to prevent rain-water from trickling down the face of the wall.
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Figure 10 1 roof rafter, 2 wooden beam, 3 chantlate, 4 beam bearing
Figure 8 1 wooden beam, 2 roof rafter, 3 chantlate, 4 beam bearing, 5 eaves board, 6 roof boards
Fashions changed, the art of the embroiderer was transformed, but there was still seen fastened to the wall the chantlate, the great piece of wood where was placed one end of the frame or work, while the other end was supported by a moving trestle.
He had placed the two heavy ends on the chantlate and the trestle directly opposite in such a way as to take lengthwise the red silk of the cope, the breadths of which Hubertine had just stitched together, and fitting the laths into the mortice of the beams, he fastened them with four little nails.