Astragal


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astragal

[′as·trə·gəl]
(building construction)
A small convex molding decorated with a string of beads or bead-and-reel shapes.
A plain bead molding.
A member, or combination of members, fixed to one of a pair of doors or casement windows to cover the joint between the meeting stiles and to close the clearance gap.

Astragal

A member or combination of members, fixed to one of a pair of doors or casement windows to cover the joint between the meeting stiles and to close the gap in order to prevent drafts, passage of light, air or noise.

astragal

An overlapping astragal, 3
astragal, 1: in Greek architecture
1. A bead, usually half-round, with a fillet on one or both sides. It may be plain, but the term is more correctly used to describe the classical molding consisting of a small convex molding decorated with a string of beads or bead-and-reel shapes.
2. A plain bead molding. Also called roundel, baguette, or chaplet.
3. A member, or combination of members, fixed to one of a pair of doors or casement windows to cover the joint between the meeting stiles and to close the clearance gap; provides a weather seal, minimizes the passage of light and noise, and retards the passage of smoke or flame during a fire. Also see overlapping astragal, split astragal.
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"The Ancient and Modern Game of Astragals." Folklore, vol.
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Pushing on the vertical rod device retracts the latches from the frame and the floor, allowing that door to open and the astragal to move the door with the mortise lock.
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Oneida concentrated on the bridal market at the show as well, introducing specific "bridal flatware" patterns, such as Taraza and Golden Satin Astragal.
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Period features in the A-listed property include a pillared entrance and astragal windows, while modern home comforts are catered for with full gas central heating, a well-fitted kitchen, en suite bathrooms and burglar alarm.
The hollow rubber weather seal on the bottom of steel doors is called a U-shaped astragal and is subject to damage from wear and mice.
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Located on the second floor of a former townhouse in the A-listed Royal Terrace, many of the period features have been preserved, including the astragal windows, shutters, plasterwork and a feature fireplace.