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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as trabeated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy


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