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A horizontal band of masonry, generally narrower than other courses and sometimes projecting, extending across the facade of a structure and in some instances encircling pillars or engaged columns. Also known as belt course.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A horizontal band of masonry, extending across the facade to mark a division in a wall, often encircling decorative features such as pillars or engaged columns; may be flush or projecting, molded or richly carved.
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stringcourse, belt course
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