viga

noun
vi·​ga | \ˈvē-gə \

Definition of viga 

: one of the heavy rafters and especially a log supporting the roof in American Indian and Spanish architecture of the Southwest

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Built in 1927, this three-bed, three-bath home has a gorgeous interior with hardwood floors and viga, or wooden beam, ceilings to complement the beige walls. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Charming pueblo-style home with modern amenities asks just over $1M," 15 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of viga

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viga

Spanish, beam, rafter

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