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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
header, 3
header, 1
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 firm, part of the Cawthorne-based Naylor Industries PLC, has been manufacturing lintels since 1965.
The wonderful church, with its low domes and bristling embroideries, the mystery of its mosaic and sculpture, looked ghostly in the tempered gloom, and the sea-breeze passed between the twin columns of the Piazzetta, the lintels of a door no longer guarded, as gently as if a rich curtain were swaying there.
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The structure features a beautiful bond brick facade and wrought-iron balcony across the second floor, and splayed stone lintels with keystones over the third floor windows," said Massey Knakal Founding Partner Paul Massey, who exclusively represented the seller.
Because the project is located near industrial enterprises, the architects used exposed steel lintels, steel railings, and concrete blocks to blend in with the overall feel of the neighborhood.
Edited by David Hancock, the guide describes the pub as 'a warren of interlinked rooms with tiny doorways, narrow passages and stairs that lead nowhere, stone fireplaces under vast oak lintels and a central bar.
For Scandinavia, this is a relatively poor parish, and construction is economical and very simple, but there has been enough money to cover the outside of the blockwork walls in a sawn sandstone skin with flush-pointed joints and solid stone lintels over the portals to the cloister.