Definition of hammerbeam in English:

hammerbeam

Syllabification: ham·mer·beam
Pronunciation: /ˈhamərˌbēm
 
/
(also hammer beam)

noun

A short wooden beam (typically carved) projecting from a wall to support either a principal rafter or one end of an arch.
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  • In the process, the various components acquired names according to their place in this system - king post, hammer beam, purlin, sill, and so forth - names that are still used today.
  • The great hall, with its hammer-beam roof, has an exterior rebuilt, possibly by Wren, after destruction during the Commonwealth.
  • Richard built the magnificent hammer beam roof for the hall, which can be seen to this day.

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