post-and-beam construction[‚pōst ən ′bēm kən‚strək·shən]
A type of wall construction using posts instead of studs.
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A type of construction characterized by the use of vertical columns (posts) and a horizontal beam (lintel) to carry a load over an opening—in contrast to systems employing arches or vaults.
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