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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Trave  \Trave\,  n.  [Through  French,  fr  L.  trabs,  trabis,  a  beam; 
  cf  OF  tref  a  beam,  also  F.  travail  a  frame  to  confine  a 
  horse,  OE  trave,  trevys,  travise  It  travaglio  F. 
  trav['e]e  the  space  between  two  beams.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  crossbeam;  a  lay  of  joists.  --Maundrell. 
  2.  A  wooden  frame  to  confine  an  unruly  horse  or  ox  while 
  She  sprung  as  a  colt  doth  in  the  trave.  --Chaucer. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  horizontal  beam  that  extends  across  something  [syn:  {traverse}, 
  {crossbeam},  {crosspiece}] 

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