post-and-lintel[′pōst ən ′lint·əl]
Pertaining to construction employing vertical supports and horizontal beams instead of arches or vaults.
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A type of construction characterized by the use of vertical columns, posts and a horizontal beam, or lintel to carry a load over an opening, in contrast to structural systems employing arches or vaults.
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