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breastsummer

[bres-suhm-er, brest-, bres-uh-mer] /ˈbrɛsˌsʌm ər, ˈbrɛst-, ˈbrɛs ə mər/
noun, Architecture
1.
a horizontal beam supporting an exterior wall over an opening, as a shop window.
Also called breast beam.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; breast + summer2
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