A horizontal band or molding set in the face of a building as a design element.(noun)
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Use "stringcourse" in a sentence
"Beneath an elegant cornice of acanthus-leaf scrolls, the top two floors are delineated by a stringcourse of shells, tridents, and sea creatures, and a symmetrical pattern of square and circular cartouches, the latter of which depict a majestic eagle-like bird puffing out its breast and extending its wings."
"Between the arches there rises a clustered shaft which reaches to the level of the highest points of the arches: here these shafts combine with an ornamented stringcourse which runs in a straight line along the entire front."
"Below these, and resting upon the long stringcourse that runs above the great arches, are sets of seven trefoil-headed niches, with a half-niche at each end."