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Definition of Summertree by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Summer, n. [F. sommier a rafter, the same word as sommier a beast of burden. See Sumpter.] ( Arch. ) A large stone or beam placed horizontally on columns, piers, posts, or the like, serving for various uses. Specifically: The lintel of a door or window. The commencement of a cross vault. A central floor timber, as a girder, or a piece reaching from a wall to a girder. Called also summertree.

  2. Summertree n. [Summer a beam + tree.] ( Arch. ) A summer. See 2d Summer.