coussinet

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French

NounEdit

coussinet (plural coussinets)

  1. (architecture) A stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch.
  2. (architecture) Part of the Ionic capital between the abacus and quarter round, which forms the volute.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Gwilt to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From coussin + -et.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

coussinet m (plural coussinets)

  1. (small) cushion
  2. pad (of animal)
  3. (technical) bearing
  4. (architecture) cushion
Last modified on 31 March 2014, at 19:50