breastsummer

[ bres-suhm-er, brest-, bres-uh-mer ]

nounArchitecture.
  1. a horizontal beam supporting an exterior wall over an opening, as a shop window.

Origin of breastsummer

1
First recorded in 1605–15; breast + summer2

Words Nearby breastsummer

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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