Acroterium

In architecture an acroterium (or acroterion; plural acroteria) is an ornamental small pedestal or block, used for statues or other ornaments, and placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture. The term is frequently used for the ornament mounted on the acroteriu...
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Acroterium

Ac`ro·te`ri·um (-ŭm) noun ; plural Acroteria [ Latin , from Greek 'akrwth`rion summit, from 'a`kros topmost.] (Architecture) (a) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of ...
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Acroterium

• (n.) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture. • (n.) One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.
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acroterium

acroter, acroterial, acroterion, acroterium 1. The pinnacles or other ornaments standing in ranges on the horizontal coping or parapets of a building. 2. On classical buildings, one of the angles of a pediment; also, a statue or other ornament placed at one of these; especially, at the apex.
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Acroterium

Originally an ornament on the roof corners of Greek temples. In classical furniture, similar ornaments applied to the top corners of secretaries, bookcases, highboys and other furniture.
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