trave

noun
\ ˈtrāv \
plural -s

Definition of trave

1 : a frame to confine an unruly horse or ox for shoeing
2 : crossbeam
3 : a division or bay (as in a ceiling) made by or as if by crossbeams

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History and Etymology for trave

Middle English, from Middle French, beam, from Latin trabs, trabes

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“Trave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trave. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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