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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window;
[syn: header, lintel]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Lintie
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

lintel n 1: horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window [syn: header, lintel]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "lintel": French door, archway, back door, barway, bulkhead, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, front door, gate, gatepost, gateway, hatch, hatchway, porch, portal, porte cochere, postern, propylaeum, pylon, scuttle, side door, stile, storm door, threshold, tollgate, trap, trap door, turnpike, turnstile
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

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.
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Lintel (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.).