Volute spiring
Volute Vo*lute", n. [F. volute (cf. It. voluta), L. voluta, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See {Voluble}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. See Illust. of {Capital}, also {Helix}, and {Stale}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A spiral turn, as in certain shells. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) Any voluta. [1913 Webster]

{Volute spiring}, a spring formed of a spiral scroll of plate, rod, or wire, extended or extensible in the direction of the axis of the coil, in which direction its elastic force is exerted and employed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Volute — Vo*lute , n. [F. volute (cf. It. voluta), L. voluta, from volvere, volutum, to roll. See {Voluble}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) A spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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