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  1. post and lintelnoun

    a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)

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  1. Post and lintel

    In architecture, post and lintel (also called prop and lintel or a trabeated system) is a building system where strong horizontal elements are held up by strong vertical elements with large spaces between them. This is usually used to hold up a roof, creating a largely open space beneath, for whatever use the building is designed. The horizontal elements are called by a variety of names including lintel, header, architrave or beam, and the supporting vertical elements may be called columns, pillars, or posts. The use of wider elements at the top of the post, called capitals, to help spread the load, is common to many traditions. The trabeated system is a fundamental principle of Neolithic architecture, ancient Indian architecture, ancient Greek architecture and ancient Egyptian architecture. Other trabeated styles are the Persian, Lycian, Japanese, traditional Chinese, and ancient Chinese architecture, especially in northern China, and nearly all the Indian styles. The traditions are represented in North and Central America by Mayan architecture, and in South America by Inca architecture. In all or most of these traditions, certainly in Greece and India, the earliest versions developed using wood, which were later translated into stone for larger and grander buildings. Timber framing, also using trusses, remains common for smaller buildings such as houses to the modern day. The biggest disadvantage to a post and lintel construction is the limited weight that can be held up, and the small distances required between the posts. Ancient Roman architecture's development of the arch allowed for much larger structures to be constructed. The arcuated system spreads larger loads more effectively, and replaced the post and lintel trabeated system in most larger buildings and structures, until the introduction of steel girder beams in the industrial era. As with the Roman temple portico front and its descendants in later classical architecture, trabeated features were often retained in parts of buildings as an aesthetic choice. The classical orders of Greek origin were in particular retained in buildings designed to impress, even though they usually had little or no structural role.

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  1. post and lintel

    Post and lintel is a basic architectural structure or system where two upright members (the posts) support a horizontal member (the lintel or beam). It is one of the oldest and simplest methods of construction, commonly seen in ancient Greek, Egyptian and Chinese architecture, among others. This technique often forms the basis of buildings, doorways, and windows.

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  1. Post and lintel

    Post and lintel, "prop and lintel" or "trabeated" is a simple construction method using a lintel, header, or architrave as the horizontal member over a building void supported at its ends by two vertical columns, pillars, or posts. This architectural system and building method has been commonly used for centuries to support the weight of the structure located above the openings created by windows and doors in a bearing wall. Post and lintel is different than a beam joined between two posts, it must pass over the tops of the supports. Post-and-beam is a general term for any kind of timber framing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of post and lintel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of post and lintel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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