hammerbeam

or ham·mer beam

[ ham-er-beem ]
/ ˈhæm ərˌbim /

noun Architecture.

a short wooden beam projecting from an interior wall to support or tie together rafters or arched roof braces.

Nearby words

  1. hammer out,
  2. hammer pond,
  3. hammer price,
  4. hammer throw,
  5. hammer, armand,
  6. hammercloth,
  7. hammered,
  8. hammerfest,
  9. hammerhead,
  10. hammerkop

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British Dictionary definitions for hammer beam

hammer beam

noun

either of a pair of short horizontal beams that project from opposite walls to support arched braces and struts
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