chimney bar


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chimney bar

[′chim‚nē ‚bär]
(building construction)
A wrought-iron or steel lintel which is supported by the sidewalls and carries the masonry above the fireplace opening. Also known as turning bar.

chimney bar, turning bar

A wrought-iron or steel lintel which is supported by the sidewalls and carries the masonry above the fireplace opening. If curved, it is known as an arch bar.