acroterium


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acroterium

[‚ak·rə′tir·ē·əm]
(architecture)
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acroterion, acroter, acroterium

acroterion, 2
acroterion, 1
1. Strictly, a pedestal at the corners or peak of a roof to support an ornament.
2. More usually, the ornament itself.
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