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breastsummer

[ bres-suhm-er, brest-, bres-uh-mer ]
/ ˈbrɛsˌsʌm ər, ˈbrɛst-, ˈbrɛs ə mər /
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noun Architecture.
a horizontal beam supporting an exterior wall over an opening, as a shop window.
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Also called breast beam.

Origin of breastsummer

First recorded in 1605–15; breast + summer2
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How to use breastsummer in a sentence

  • Note the long carved breastsummer that supports the overhanging upper story.

    Medieval People|Eileen Edna Power
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