Definition of lintel in English:

lintel

Syllabification: lin·tel
Pronunciation: /ˈlintl
 
/

noun

A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.
More example sentences
  • It bears all the hallmarks of a Post-Modernist interpretation of a historical facade, with architraves and lintels in cast aluminium.
  • The next horizontal layer has occasional punched window openings with expressed timber lintels.
  • Precast copings, window lintels, and string courses have a terra-cotta color, without exposed aggregate.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, based on late Latin liminare, from Latin limen 'threshold'.

Derivatives

linteled

(British lintelled) adjective

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