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(building construction)
The part of a wall between the sill of a window and the head of the window below it.
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The triangular space that is formed between the sides of adjacent arches and the line across their tops; in a skeletal frame building, the walls inside the columns and between the top of the windows and the sill above.
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spandrel, spandril

spandrel, 1
1. An area, roughly triangular in shape, included between the extradoses of two adjoining arches and a line approximately connecting their crowns (or a space approximately equal to half this in the case of a single arch); in medieval architecture, often ornamented with tracery, etc.
2. In a multistory building, a wall panel filling the space between the top of the window in one story and the sill of the window in the story above.
3. A surface, roughly triangular in shape, as below a stair string.
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Use your finish nail gun to nail the spandrel to the top cap and posts, then screw the rail to the posts while pushing it snug against the bottom of the spandrel.
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In addition, spandrel panels will be painted and mullions and glass cleaned and polished.
Using changes in spandrel material and vertical paired mullions, the facade was divided into more pleasantly proportioned interlocking parts.
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