noun see spandrel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spandril — span·dril …   English syllables

  • spandril — noun an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them • Syn: ↑spandrel • Topics: ↑architecture • Hypernyms: ↑surface * * * noun see spandrel …   Useful english dictionary

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  • spandrel — /span dreuhl/, n. 1. Archit. an area between the extradoses of two adjoining arches, or between the extrados of an arch and a perpendicular through the extrados at the springing line. 2. (in a steel framed building) a panellike area between the… …   Universalium

  • spandrel — also spandril noun Etymology: Middle English spandrell, from Anglo French spaunder, from espandre to spread out more at spawn Date: 15th century 1. the sometimes ornamented space between the right or left exterior curve of an arch and an… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Triforium — A Triforium is a shallow gallery of arches within the thickness of inner wall, which stands above the nave in a Church or Cathedral. It may occur at the level of the clerestory windows, or it may be located as a separate level below the… …   Wikipedia

  • Palazzo Vecchio — The Palazzo Vecchio (IPA pronunciation: [palatzo vɛkio] ) (Italian for Old Palace) is the town hall of Florence, Italy. This massive, Gothic, crenellated fortress palace is among the most impressive town halls of Tuscany. [… …   Wikipedia

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