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'ee the space between two beams.]

1. Arch.

A crossbeam; a lay of joists.



A wooden frame to confine an unruly horse or ox while shoeing.

She sprung as a colt doth in the trave. Chaucer.


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