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lintel,

in architecture, the horizontal member that spans an opening, such as a door or window, or that connects two columns. The post-and-lintel, or trabeated, system of construction, with spans limited to the length of available wood or stone beams, is the basis of the Egyptian and Greek styles of architecture, as contrasted with the later arched and vaulted, or arcuated, styles.

Lintel

The horizontal beam that forms the upper structural member of an opening for a window or door and supports part of the structure above it.

Lintel

 

a structural member that spans the window and door openings in a wall and bears the load of the structures that rest on the lintel. Lintels are made of reinforced concrete, metal, wood, or brick. [19–1164—1]

lintel

[′lint·əl]
(building construction)
A horizontal member over an opening, such as a door or window, usually carrying the wall load.

header joist, header, lintel, trimmer joist

header joist
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A short structural member (as used in framing an opening) which is fastened between parallel full-length framing members at right angles to

lintel

A horizontal structural member (such as a beam) over an opening which carries the weight of the wall above it; usually of steel, stone, or wood. Also see door lintel, eyebrow lintel, fireplace lintel, splayed lintel, through lintel.

lintel

a horizontal beam, as over a door or window

Lintel

(LINux InTEL) The Linux operating system running on Intel or AMD computers. Primarily a server environment, Lintel machines are used by the millions. See Linux, Wintel and Mactel.
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The Lintel group of companies is engaged in the provision of GSM telecommunications services in West Africa since 2001.
A Depending on your plans, block up the fireplace or put in a lintel if you are keeping the opening.
An archway with timber lintel leads to a further living room with exposed timber purl ins and a recessed stone fireplace with timber lintel, slate hearth and open grate.
The motifs over the lintel are very fragmentary but seem to consist of arcs and angular motifs of the same type as those found in the settlements.
There is speculation that the window lintels of both houses, which are decorated with various markings, are symbolic and contain a message.
He said: "We have spent pounds 55,000 on fixing the lintel but budgeted for pounds 50,000 so it has not really affected the costing.
a leading specialist in backhaul solutions for mobility and broadband networks, today announced it was selected by Africell Holding, a subsidiary of Lintel Holding, to expand its GSM networks in Africa.
A You will need to consult a structural engineer to calculate what type of lintel you need to support the upper house.
A natural stone frontage with the back of the hearth completed in hand-made brick and a deliciously bashed about upside down stone lintel completing the picture.
Ormskirk inventor Fred Holme is also up for selection, with his practical plastic lintel.
1 If they're not supplied, you might have to buy the materials for your frame, which can either be 3 inch x 2 inch dressed timber for the uprights, lintel and bottom runner, or 33 4 inch x 3 4 inch dressed door plates, lintel and runner.
It could be that the span is too wide for a reinforced concrete lintel or that steel is lighter.