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finial

[′fin·ē·əl]
(architecture)
An ornamental terminating or capping feature on an upper extremity, as over a door or on a pinnacle or gable.

Finial

A small, sometimes foliated ornament at the top of a spire, pinnacle or gable which acts as a terminal.

Finial

 

(also fleuron), in Gothic architecture, a decorative detail finishing off the tip of towers, decorative gables, end gables, and pinnacles. It is in the form of a stylized flower, with one or two pairs of horizontal cruciform branches arising from a central stalk. This motif is also used in the decorative and applied arts.


Finial

 

an ornamental pointed stone pyramid with which a pinnacle is usually crowned in Gothic architecture. Finials are generally decorated with crockets and topped with a fleuron.

finial

An ornament which terminates the point of a spire, pinnacle, etc. Also see acroterion, crop, knob, 2, pineapple, pommel.
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To achieve the continuity effect, the newel on the starter step needed to have a 'neck' that joined the finial and this necked newel had to come from a single piece of wood," Ng explains.
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The petition urges the Commission to issue a mandatory standard banning finials or corner posts on bunk beds.
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There is a large staircase hall containing the fine stairs with brass finials and oak panelling, a large study with fireplace and dining hall with a door to the rear terrace.