A movable or fixed device, especially a framed construction designed to divide, conceal, or protect, but not to support.
A wall with a plan in the shape of a wavy line with alternating arcs of circles.
A wall that resists shear forces in its own plane due to wind or earthquake forces.
A wall built on the extrados of an arch, filling the spandrels.
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pierced wall, perforated wall, screen wall
A nonbearing masonry wall in which an ornamental pierced effect is achieved by alternating rectangular or shaped blocks with open spaces.
A screen of some solidity as differing from one which is pierced, esp. in the intercolumniations of a colonnade. Also see pierced wall.
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