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Definition of trave (Meaning of trave)
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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.
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	     2. A wooden frame to confine an unruly horse or ox while
	        shoeing.
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	              She sprung as a colt doth in the trave. --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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