Definition of lintel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlɪntl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪntl//
(architecture) Architectural features
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a piece of wood or stone over a door or window, that forms part of the frame See related entries: Architectural features Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, based on late Latin liminare, from Latin limen ‘threshold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lintel