paepae kai āwhā Play
1. (noun) beam across the front of the meeting house at ground level.
Ka oti te whare he karakia anō te huakitanga i te whatitoka me te takahanga i te paepae kai āwhā (TPH 6/3/1905:1). / When the house is completed there are ritual chants for the opening of the door and stepping over the board in front of the house.