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Definition of "acroterium" []

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

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Use "acroterium" in a sentence
  • "The gables are each crowned with a figure of Victory, sometimes called an "acroterium," from the architectural name of the tablet on which it stands."
  • "An ever present feature, also, is the palmette acroterium, treated in conventional ceramic style."
  • "Fortunately a notable example has been preserved in the acroterium of the gable of the"