from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as trabeated.
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- adj. not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
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Now the trabeate system, or that of the timber roof, may be very briefly dismissed.
Of systems, indeed, there are in truth only three, the trabeate or that of which the horizontal lintel may be regarded as the generating element, and which of necessity postulates a timber roof; that of the round arch, which by virtue of the law of economy postulates, as has been said, the use of domical rather than barrel-vaulting and that of the pointed arch, which, if carried to perfection postulates ribbed groining and the use of the flying buttress.