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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.
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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
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]
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A horizontal member over an opening, such as a door or window, usually carrying the wall load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
header joist, header, lintel, trimmer joist
A short structural member (as used in framing an opening) which is fastened between parallel full-length framing members at right angles to
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
a horizontal beam, as over a door or window
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Lintel(LINux InTEL) A Linux operating system running on Intel or AMD computers. Primarily a server environment, Lintel machines are used by the millions. See Linux, Wintel and Intel Mac.
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