Definition of Lintel

1. Noun. Horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window.

Exact synonyms: Header
Generic synonyms: Beam



Definition of Lintel

1. n. A horizontal member spanning an opening, and carrying the superincumbent weight by means of its strength in resisting crosswise fracture.

Definition of Lintel

1. Proper noun. (computing) The computing environment of the (w Linux) operating system running on an Intel CPU; mostly in a server. ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) A horizontal structural beam spanning an opening, such as between the uprights of a door or a window, and which supports the wall above. ¹

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Definition of Lintel

1. a horizontal supporting beam [n -S]

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Literary usage of Lintel

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1. Memoirs by Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (1903)
"lintel 12, sculptured on the under side. Two warriors and four captives; ... The representation is similar to that on lintel 13; twenty glyphs in all. ..."

2. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"16, in order to give lateral stiffness to the lintel and brace the stem which is ... The ideal condition in designing a cast-iron lintel from a strictly ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"lintel. When a door or window U square- headed, the upper piece i* called ... The same as lintel, q. т. LINT-WHITE. A lark. Suffolk. LINTY. ..."

4. The Architects' and Builders' Handbook: Data for Architects, Structural by Frank Eugene Kidder (1921)
"The next member to design is the lintel, or spandrel beam over the window (Figs. ... As the bottom of the lintel is flush with the bottom of the slab, ..."

5. The Architects' and Builders' Pocket-book: A Handbook for Architects by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"The next member to design is the lintel, or spandrel beam over window (Figs. ... As the bottom of the lintel is flush with the bottom of the slab, ..."

6. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1881)
"In this communication Dr Wise called attention to several markings on one of the lintel stones in the secondary construction ..."

7. Practical Masonry, Or, A Theoretical and Operative Treatise of Building by Edward Shaw (1846)
"ON the method of building a lintel, or architrave, with several stones, so that the soffit and top of the lintel, or architrave, may be level ; and that the ..."

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