cushion capital

(redirected from Capital (architecture))
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

cushion capital

A capital resembling a cushion that is weighted down; in medieval architecture, a cubic capital with its lower angles rounded off.
See also: Capital

cushion capital

1. A capital resembling a cushion that is pressed down because of weight on it.
2. In medieval, esp. Norman, architecture, a cubic capital with its lower angles rounded off.