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1. the ceremonial gesture used to confer knighthood, originally an embrace, now a touch on the shoulder with a sword
2. Architect a curved ornamental moulding, esp one having the shape of an ogee arch
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A rich ornamental treatment made up of two ogee curves meeting in the middle, as found over a door, window, or arch.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
accolade[′ak·ə‚läd or lād]
Decorative molding in which two ogee curves meet centrally over the top of a window or door.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An ornamental treatment, used over an arch, a door, or a window, composed of two ogee curves meeting in the middle; often a richly decorated molding.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.