A lintel, consisting of a single stone, some two tons' weight, was supported by the protruding jambs.
He stood swaying—then leaned against the lintel of the door.
At the door, in the middle of the end of the street, he paused and struck on the lintel three times with his gun-butt.
The height of the lintel should be equivalent to the width of the jambs at the top.
The lintel was low and Jennings was compelled to stoop in order to enter.
She leaned on the doorway with her forehead against the lintel.
This done, he removed the lintel, or cross-bar, over the gate.
He dismissed the cab and pressed a bell in the lintel of the door.
Above the architrave casing across the lintel of these deeply recessed doorways a frieze and pediment form an effective doorhead.
On the lintel of the gate and in the lock dust lies accumulated.
early 14c., from Old French lintel "threshold" (13c., Modern French linteau), of uncertain origin, probably a variant of lintier, from Vulgar Latin *limitaris "threshold," from Latin limitaris (adj.) "that is on the border," from limes (genitive limitis) "border, boundary" (see limit (n.)). Altered by influence of Latin limen "threshold."
(1.) Heb. mashkoph, a projecting cover (Ex. 12:22, 23; ver. 7, "upper door post," but R.V. "lintel"); the head-piece of a door, which the Israelites were commanded to mark with the blood of the paschal lamb. (2.) Heb. kaphtar. Amos 9:1; Zeph. 2:14 (R.V. correctly "chapiters," as in A.V. marg.).