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- TRABEATED (adjective)
The adjective TRABEATED has 1 sense:
1. not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
Familiarity information: TRABEATED used as an adjective is very rare.

An architectural system using a horizontal beam over supports, as opposed to an arched or arcuated system; synonymous with post and lintel. Image courtesy of Heather Russell ...

trabeated: of architecture based on the post-and-lintel system of the Greeks in contrast to the arcuated system of the Romans.
transept: the transverse part of a cruciform church.
transom: a horizontal division of a window.

constructed according to the postand-lintel method.
Tracery ...

Trabeated/Arcuated Illustration
Trabeated (detail) and arcuated (detail) construction.
Note how the local stone is only capable of spanning short distances and in order to achieve wider spans, an arch has to be used.
see bridge terminology
see classical architecture ...

architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
straight - free from curves or angles; "a straight line" ...

The type continued well into the 17th century in its modified forms: L-plan, with a jamb or wing at one corner; Z-plan, with a jamb or wing at each diagonally opposite corner.~Dependent structurally on the upright (post) and beam (lintel) principle.

But unlike Classical structures, which operate through trabeation (see ~ (architecture) ), the gable ends of many buildings are actually bearing-wall structures. Thus, the detailing tends to be ambiguous, misleading, and to some architects "deceitful".

Post and Beam - Comprising of vertical posts supporting horizontal beams; another term for this is ‘~' ...

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Architecture, Page, Classical, Beam, Lintel?

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