Definition of traviated in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtravɪeɪtɪd/


(also travated)
  • Having or constructed with horizontal beams or similar long square pieces of stone or another material, especially as lintels or entablatures supported on vertical columns or posts (as opposed to using arches); specifically designating a flat ceiling supported on transverse beams, by which it is divided into bays.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Russell Sturgis (1836–1909). Apparently an alteration of trabeated, perhaps after French travée space between two joists or Italian travata joist. Perhaps compare Italian travato reinforced or upheld by beams.