Antefix

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antefix

[′an·tə‚fiks]
(architecture)
A decorated upright slab used in classical architecture and derivatives to close or conceal the open end of a row of tiles which cover the joints of roof tiles.
A similar ornament on the ridge of a roof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Antefix

A decorated upright slab used in classical architecture and other derivatives to close or conceal the open end of a row of tiles that covers the joints of roof tiles.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

antefix

antefix, 1
1. A decorated upright slab used in classical architecture and derivatives to close or conceal the open end of a row of tiles which cover the joints of roof tiles.
2. A similar ornament on the ridge of a roof.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.