engaged column


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engaged column

[in′gājd ′käl·əm]
(civil engineering)
A column partially built into a wall, and not freestanding.

engaged column

A column that is attached and appears to emerge from the wall, as decoration or as a structural buttress.
See also: Bethlehem column

engaged column, attached column

engaged columns
A column partially built into a wall, not freestanding.