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

  • To cross; thwart; run counter to.
  • 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.

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)


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