Definition of hammer beam in English:
A short wooden beam (typically carved) projecting from a wall to support either a principal rafter or one end of an arch: [as modifier]: the great oak hammer-beam roof
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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.
Definition of hammer beam in:
- US English dictionary
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