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Meaning of LINTEL

Pronunciation:  'lintl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window

LINTEL is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: header
 See Also: beam



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lin"tel\ (l[i^]n"t[e^]l), n. [OF. lintel, F. linteau,
LL. lintellus, for limitellus, a dim. fr. L. limes limit. See
{Limit}.] (Arch.)
A horizontal member spanning an opening, and carrying the
superincumbent weight by means of its strength in resisting
crosswise fracture.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. mashkoph, a projecting cover (Ex. 12:22, 23; ver. 7, "upper door post," but R.V. "lintel"); the head-piece of a door, which the Israelites were commanded to mark with the blood of the paschal lamb.

(2.) Heb. kaphtar. Amos 9:1; Zeph. 2:14 (R.V. correctly "chapiters," as in A.V. marg.).

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