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 for trave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trave
      n 1: a horizontal beam that extends across something [syn:
           trave, traverse, crossbeam, crosspiece]

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