(of paneling) having panels flush with their stiles and rails and surrounded with a flush bead.
(formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder.
- Bead lightning
lightning in which the intensity appears to vary along the path and which thus resembles a string of beads.
- Bead molding
bead (def 12). pearl molding. Historical Examples The legs were sometimes carved with a double ogee curve and bead molding. Furnishing the Home of Good Taste Lucy Abbot Throop