ARCH 150 Quiz: Terms for test 1

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University of Washington
ARCH 150
Alex Thomas Anderson

ashlar Masonry made of large square-cut stones, typically used as a facing on walls of brick or stone. barrow A wheelbarrow beam a long, sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or part of a building, usually to support the roof or floor above. column an upright pillar, typically cylindrical and made of stone or concrete, supporting an entablature, arch, or other structure or standing alone as a monument. Corbel a projection jutting out from a wall to support a structure above it. dolmen a megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones, found chiefly in Britain and France. framing create or formulate granary a storehouse for threshed grain. henge a prehistoric monument consisting of a circle of stone or wooden uprights. Joist a length of timber or steel supporting part of the structure of a building, typically arranged in parallel series to support a floor or ceiling. lintel a horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window. masonry Stonework megalith of, relating to, or denoting prehistoric monuments
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