1) A horizontal board or beam, also called a summer or sleeper.

1396-7 Joh. Wryght fac. j dormand in stabulo dictć domus, Ripon

1453 ‘two boards called dormonds’, Grimston

1508 de xviijd pro iij dormondes bordes cum tripot’, York

1621 8 faire dormonds ... for Łvij earnesting them with xxs, Brandsby

1682 in the frameing the said flower [floor] soe to order the summers or dormans in the stable … that every other shall fall directly over a piller or collume, Scriven.

spellings dormand
dates 1396-1397 1453 1508 1621 1682

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