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lin·tel / ˈlintl/ • n. a horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.DERIVATIVES: lin·teled (Brit. lin·telled) adj.

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lintel. Beam over an aperture carrying the wall above and spanning between jambs or columns (hence post-and-lintel or trabeated construction).

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lintel XIV. — OF. lintel (mod. linteau), alt. of *linter, lintier :- Rom. *līmitāris, alt. of līmināris pert. to the threshold (used sb.), by crossing of līmes, līmit -LIMIT with līmen, līmin- threshold.