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trave1

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noun Architecture.
  1. a crossbeam.
  2. a section or bay formed by crossbeams.

Origin of trave1

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French trave < Latin trabem, accusative of trabs beam, timber

trave2

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noun
  1. a device to inhibit a wild or untrained horse or one being shod.

Origin of trave2

1350–1400; Middle English; origin uncertain; compare later travail in same sense < Middle French; see travois
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trave

noun
  1. a stout wooden cage in which difficult horses are shod
  2. another name for crossbeam
  3. a bay formed by crossbeams

Word Origin

C15: from Old French trave beam, from Latin trabs
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Word Origin and History for trave

n.

late 14c., from Old French trave "beam," from Latin trabem (nominative trabs) "beam."

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