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[trey-bee-ey-tid] /ˈtreɪ biˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective, Architecture
constructed with a beam or on the principle of a beam, as an entablature or flat ceiling.
denoting a form of architecture or system of construction employing beams or lintels exclusively.
Also, trabeate
[trey-bee-it, -eyt] /ˈtreɪ bi ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ (Show IPA)
Origin of trabeated
1835-45; trabeat(ion) structure with beams (< Latin trabē(s) beam + -ation) + -ed2
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trabeation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for trabeated
  • The cast-iron trabeated base is enlivened by foliate capitals incorporating sunflowers and torches.
  • Two tiers of arcaded central bays flanked by trabeated bays unify red brick facades on all elevations except the rear.
British Dictionary definitions for trabeated


(architect) constructed with horizontal beams as opposed to arches Compare arcuate
Derived Forms
trabeation, noun
Word Origin
C19: back formation from trabeation, from Latin trabs a beam
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