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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lintel  \Lin"tel\  (l[i^]n"t[e^]l),  n.  [OF.  lintel,  F.  linteau 
  LL  lintellus  for  limitellus  a  dim.  fr  L.  limes  limit.  See 
  {Limit}.]  (Arch.) 
  A  horizontal  member  spanning  an  opening,  and  carrying  the 
  superincumbent  weight  by  means  of  its  strength  in  resisting 
  crosswise  fracture. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  horizontal  beam  used  as  a  finishing  piece  over  a  door  or 
  window  [syn:  {header}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  Lintel  n.  The  emerging  {Linux}/Intel  alliance.  This  term 
  began  to  be  used  in  early  1999  after  it  became  clear  that  the  {Wintel} 
  alliance  was  under  increasing  strain  and  Intel  started  taking  stakes  in 
  Linux  companies. 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (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.). 

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