• IPA: /ˈlɪn.təl/

lintel (plural lintels)

  1. (architecture) A horizontal structural beam spanning an opening, such as between the uprights of a door or a window, and which supports the wall above.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      Athelny had told him that he lived in a house built by Inigo Jones; he had raved, as he raved over everything, over the balustrade of old oak; and when he came down to open the door for Philip he made him at once admire the elegant carving of the lintel.
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  1. (computing) The computing environment of the Linux operating system running on an Intel CPU; mostly in a server.

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