bressummer
Breastsummer Breast"sum`mer, n. (Arch.) A summer or girder extending across a building flush with, and supporting, the upper part of a front or external wall; a long lintel; a girder; -- used principally above shop windows. [Written also {brestsummer} and {bressummer}.] [1913 Webster]

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