trave

1
[treyv]
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noun Architecture.

a crossbeam.
a section or bay formed by crossbeams.

Nearby words

  1. traumatology,
  2. traumatopnea,
  3. trav.,
  4. travail,
  5. travancore,
  6. travel,
  7. travel agency,
  8. travel agent,
  9. travel light,
  10. travel shot

Origin of trave

1
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French trave < Latin trabem, accusative of trabs beam, timber

trave

2
[treyv]

noun

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

Origin of trave

2
1350–1400; Middle English; origin uncertain; compare later travail in same sense < Middle French; see travois

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British Dictionary definitions for trave

trave

noun

a stout wooden cage in which difficult horses are shod
another name for crossbeam
a bay formed by crossbeams

Word Origin for trave

C15: from Old French trave beam, from Latin trabs

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Word Origin and History for trave

trave

n.

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

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