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a design or decoration of flutes on a column, pilaster, etc.
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The hollows or parallel channels cut vertically on the shaft of columns, pilasters and piers, separated by a sharp edge or arris, or by a small fillet.
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A machining operation whereby flutes are formed parallel to the main axis of cylindrical or conical parts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A series of flutes, as on a column.
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