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Webster 1913 Edition


Lintel

Lin′tel

(lĭn′tĕl)
,
Noun.
[OF.
lintel
, F.
linteau
, LL.
lintellus
, for
limitellus
, a dim. fr. L.
limes
limit. See
Limit
.]
(Arch.)
A horizontal member spanning an opening, and carrying the superincumbent weight by means of its strength in resisting crosswise fracture.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lintel

LINT'EL

,
Noun.
The head-piece of a door-frame or window-frame; the part of the frame that lies on the side-pieces. Ex. 41.

Definition 2022


Lintel

Lintel

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English

Proper noun

Lintel

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

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English

Lintel labeled with 2 (sill is number 1)

Noun

lintel (plural lintels)

  1. (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.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      Athelny had told him that he lived in a house built by Inigo Jones; he had raved, as he raved over everything, over the balustrade of old oak; and when he came down to open the door for Philip he made him at once admire the elegant carving of the lintel.

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Old French

Noun

lintel m (oblique plural linteaus or linteax or lintiaus or lintiax or lintels, nominative singular linteaus or linteax or lintiaus or lintiax or lintels, nominative plural lintel)

  1. lintel (beam)

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Portuguese

Noun

lintel m (plural lintéis)

  1. sill (horizontal beam bearing the upright portion of a frame)