- constructed with a beam or on the principle of a beam, as an entablature or flat ceiling.
- denoting a form of architecture or system of construction employing beams or lintels exclusively.
Also tra·be·ate [trey-bee-it, -eyt] /ˈtreɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/.
Origin of trabeated
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Trabeated, constructed with a beam or beams, a term usually employed in contrast to arches.
Hence this architecture is called architecture of the beam, or, in more formal language, trabeated architecture.
trabeate (ˈtreɪbɪɪt, -eɪt)
- architect constructed with horizontal beams as opposed to archesCompare arcuate
C19: back formation from trabeation, from Latin trabs a beam