Definition of breastsummer in English:

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breastsummer

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɛs(t)sʌmə/

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noun

Architecture
A beam across a broad opening, sustaining a superstructure.
Example sentences
  • There is an exquisite little parlour, lined with linen fold panels, with a breastsummer carved with strange animals.

Origin

Early 17th century: from breast and summer2.

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