traves

trave

1 [treyv]
noun Architecture.
1.
a crossbeam.
2.
a section or bay formed by crossbeams.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French trave < Latin trabem, accusative of trabs beam, timber

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trave

2 [treyv]
noun
a device to inhibit a wild or untrained horse or one being shod.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; origin uncertain; compare later travail in same sense < Middle French; see travois

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trave (treɪv)
 
n
1.  a stout wooden cage in which difficult horses are shod
2.  another name for crossbeam
3.  a bay formed by crossbeams
 
[C15: from Old French trave beam, from Latin trabs]

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