Pedestal coil
Pedestal Ped"es*tal, n. [Sp. pedestal; cf. F. pi['e]destal, It. piedestallo; fr. L. es, pedis, foot + OHG. stal standing place, station, place, akin to E. stall. See {Foot}, and {Stall}, and {Footstall}.] 1. (Arch.) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of {Column}. [1913 Webster]

Build him a pedestal, and say, ``Stand there!'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

2. (a) (Railroad Cars) A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box. (b) (Mach.) A pillow block; a low housing. (c) (Bridge Building) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier. [1913 Webster]

{Pedestal coil} (steam Heating), a group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, -- used in a radiator. [1913 Webster]


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