Definition of Trave

1. Noun. A horizontal beam that extends across something.

Exact synonyms: Crossbeam, Crosspiece, Traverse
Generic synonyms: Beam

Definition of Trave

1. n. A crossbeam; a lay of joists.

Definition of Trave

1. Proper noun. A river in Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. ¹

2. Noun. (architecture) A crossbeam ¹

3. Noun. (architecture) A section formed by crossbeams ¹

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Definition of Trave

1. a frame for confining a horse [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trave

1. 1. A crossbeam; a lay of joists. 2. A wooden frame to confine an unruly horse or ox while shoeing. "She sprung as a colt doth in the trave." (Chaucer) Origin: Through French, fr. L. Trabs, trabis, a beam; cf. OF. Tref a beam, also F. Travail a frame to confine a horse, OE. Trave, trevys, travise, It. Travaglio, F. Travee the space between two beams. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trave

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Literary usage of Trave

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1. The Naval History of Great Britain: From the Declaration of War by France in by William James, Frederick Chamier (1837)
"... Captain Isaac Hawkins Morrison, standing to the south-south-east with the wind at south-west, fell in with the trave, upon her weather beam. ..."

2. Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers by Institution of Civil Engineers (London) (1901)
"The Elbe-trave Canal (Zeitschrift Jes Vereines deutscher Ingenieure, 1900, p. 753.) AB The original Stecknitz Canal, connecting the Elbe at Lauenburg •with ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Our deceased grother was born at Watertown, Mass., in the year 1809, and came down to his trave with all ..."

4. Report of Proceedings (1908)
"Elbe-trave canal. Each lock chamber has four of these syphons two at the upper end and two at the lower end. The two lock chambers are connected and ..."

5. Protestantism in Michigan: Being a Special History of the Methodist by Elijah Holmes Pilcher (1878)
"... trave^ d that the s or Buffalo was ^ a ,uh almost incred^e Jabor . itc^ ^ braved die mM<ossible to reach it ..."

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