Definition of Modillion

1. Noun. (architecture) one of a set of ornamental brackets under a cornice.

Generic synonyms: Bracket, Wall Bracket
Category relationships: Architecture



Definition of Modillion

1. n. The enriched block or horizontal bracket generally found under the cornice of the Corinthian and Composite entablature, and sometimes, less ornamented, in the Ionic and other orders; -- so called because of its arrangement at regulated distances.

Definition of Modillion

1. Noun. (architecture) A decoratively carved supporting block atop a column. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Modillion

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Modillion

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1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"modillion. One of a series of projecting corbels or bracket-like members supporting ... While the distinction cannot always be made between modillion and ..."

2. Sheet-metal Work: A Manual of Practical Self-instruction in the Art of by William Neubecker, American Technical Society (1917)
"255. the subdivisions of the cornice, dentil course, modillion ... and modillion^mould; while in the dentil course are the dentil- band and dentil-mould. ..."

3. Catalogue of the Plantin-Moretus Museum by Museum Plantin-Moretus, Max Rooses (1894)
"On theĀ°J of November 1644 Balthasar Moretus II paid Arthus Quellin 18 florins to transfer the modillion from High street to Friday market. ..."

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