post-and-beam

post-and-beam
adjective (of a building or a method of construction) having or using a framework of upright and horizontal beams.

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  • post-and-beam system — In building construction, a system in which two upright members, the posts, hold up a third member, the beam, laid horizontally across their top surfaces. In Britain it is called post and lintel system, but in the U.S. lintel is usually reserved… …   Universalium

  • post-and-beam construction — /poʊst ən ˈbim kənstrʌkʃən/ (say pohst uhn beem kuhnstrukshuhn) noun a constructional system in which the load is borne by the posts and beams, and not by the walls. Also, post and lintel construction …  

  • post-and-beam — adj. (of a building or a method of construction) having or using a framework of upright and horizontal beams …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post and lintel — For lintel as a decorative element see Lintel (architecture) : For beam as load bearing member see beam Post and lintel (synonymous with Post and beam and also called an Architrave [cite web year= month=… …   Wikipedia

  • post-and-beam construction — /pohst euhn beem /, Building Trades. wall construction in which beams rather than studs are used to support heavy posts. * * * …   Universalium

  • post-and-beam construction — /pohst euhn beem /, Building Trades. wall construction in which beams rather than studs are used to support heavy posts …   Useful english dictionary

  • POST-AND-LINTEL —    The earliest, simplest method for spanning a space is the post and lintel system of upright posts to support a horizontal beam, called a lintel. The width of the lintel is limited not only by its tensile strength, but also by the length of the …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • post and lintel —    In architecture, the simplest and oldest way of constructing an opening. Two vertical structural members called posts were used to support a horizontal member called a lintel or beam, creating a covered space …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • post and lintel — noun a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel) • Hypernyms: ↑structure, ↑construction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Post — Prefix with Latin origin meaning after .Post may refer to: * An entry in a blog or internet forum (also see: posting style) * Mail, the postal system, especially in Commonwealth of Nations countries * Pole, a long and straight stick, usually… …   Wikipedia

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