The corner space between an arch or circle and a rectangle. Originally an architectural term for the space between one arch and the next in arcading, it is used in the context of carpet and textile patterns. On a clock dial, spandrels refer to the ornamentation in the four corner spaces between the chapter ring and the dial plate. See box above.
Area between top of a column or pier and the apex of the arch springing from it.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20018
The roughly triangular wall space between two adjacent arches.Found on http://www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuglossary/INDEX.HTM
- an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above themFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=spandrel
the broadly triangular space between the shoulders of an arch and its rectanglular moulding above and at the sides
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The panels of a wall located between vision areas of windows, which conceal structural columns, floors, and shear walls. Found on http://www.rookinspections.com/glossary/glossarys.shtml
The area overlying the arch barrel under the road surface (or equivalent), occupied by fill material or voids, or occasionally hidden elements such as internal spandrel walls.
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the triangular shape contained by the side of an arch, a horizontal line drawn through its crown, and a vertical line on the end of the span. (Illustration) Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20935
The triangular area between adjacent arches.
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The roughly triangular space between arches, or between an arch, its abutment, and a built edge above. Related Words: Abutment; Arch
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The area of wood or stone that lies above an arch or a vault.
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In architecture, this is the roughly triangular space that is enclosed by the curves of adjacent arches and a horizontal member running between their apexes. It is also the name for the space enclosed by the curve of an arch and an enclosing right angle.
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The space between an arch and its surround. In a roof, the space between a brace and a rafter
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The irregular triangular space between the curve of an arch and the inclosing right angle; or the space between the outer moldings of two contiguous arches and a horizontal line above them, or another arch above and inclosing them. ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/153
an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above themFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=spandrel
• (n.) A narrow mat or passe partout for a picture. • (n.) The irregular triangular space between the curve of an arch and the inclosing right angle; or the space between the outer moldings of two contiguous arches and a horizontal line above them, or another arch above and inclosing them.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/spandrel/
the roughly triangular area above and on either side of an arch, bounded by a line running horizontally through the apex of the arch, a line rising ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/135
In architecture a spandrel is the triangular spaces included between the arch of a doorway, etc, and a rectangle formed by the outer mouldings over it. The term is also applied to other similar spaces included between arches, etc, and straight-sided figures surrounding them. They are usually ornamented with tracery, foliage, shields, or other enric...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/TS.HTM
in a building fascade, esp. glass, the section covering floor partions.Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_architecture
The panels of a wall located between vision areas of windows which conceal structural columns, floors, and shear walls.Found on http://www.proofrock.com/glossary.html
Triangular surface between the vault of a dome and the supporting elements. Also the triangular surface, with curved sides, between two adjacent arches and the horizontal moulding above.Found on http://www.arca.net/postcard/gourl.html?URL=http://www.arca.net/tourism/glo
The corner space between an arch or circle and a rectangle. Originally an architectural term for the space between one arch and the next in arcading, it is used in the context of carpet and textile patterns. On a clock dial, spandrels refer to the ornamentation in the four corner spaces between the chapter ring and the dial plate. See box above.Found on http://www.antique-marks.com/antique-terms-s.html
the almost triangular space between one side of the outer curve of an arch, a wall, and the ceiling or framework. Spandrel Wall: a wall built on the curve of an arch, filling in the spandrel.Found on http://www2.shu.ac.uk/sfca/glossary.cfm
In evolutionary biology, a spandrel is a phenotypic characteristic that is a byproduct of the evolution of some other characteristic, rather than a direct product of adaptive selection. ==Origin of the term== The term was coined by the Harvard paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould and population geneticist Richard Lewontin in their inf...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spandrel_(biology)
A spandrel, less often spandril or splaundrel, is the space between two arches or between an arch and a rectangular enclosure. There are four or five accepted and cognate meanings of spandrel in architectural and art history, mostly relating to the space between a curved figure and a rectangular boundary - such as the space between the curve of an...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spandrel
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