Definition of Pilasters

1. Noun. (plural of pilaster) ¹



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Definition of Pilasters

1. pilaster [n] - See also: pilaster

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilasters

pikkie
pikrolite
pikul
pikuls
pila
pilaf
pilaff
pilaffs
pilafs
pilar
pilar cyst
pilar tumour of scalp
pilary
pilaster
pilastered
pilasters
pilastre
pilau
pilaus
pilaw
pilaws
pilch
pilchard
pilchards
pilcher
pilchers
pilches
pilcorn
pilcorns
pilcrow

Literary usage of Pilasters

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Vignola by William Robert Ware (1906)
"Sometimes, as in the other figures of this series, it is treated with single or coupled pilasters, which may, as in Fig. C, carry a pediment in the attic. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture by William Chambers, Joseph Gwilt, Thomas Hardwick (1825)
"Pilasters differ from columns in their plan only, which is square, as that of the column is round. Their bases, capitals, and entablatures have the same ..."

3. Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of by Sussex Archaeological Society (1856)
"More remarkable than these are a stringcourse and some pilasters. The stringcourse is now- defective, but was once carried, with little interruption, ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1905)
"Pilasters-PLATE XVI 31. The Romans made their Pilaster Capitals resemble those of the ... As Pilasters do not generally diminish in width at the top, ..."

5. An Encyclopædia of Architecture: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical by Joseph Gwilt (1842)
"In respect of the projection of pilasters, Perrault says they should project one ... The pilasters of the Pantheon project only a tenth part of their width ..."

6. Practical Tunnelling: Explaining in Detail the Setting Out of the Works by Frederick Walter Simms, W Davis Haskoll (1860)
"The pilasters are six feet, and the plinth of the pilasters six feet six inches wide. The space between the pilasters, for the entrance of the tunnel, ..."

7. Civil Architecture: Or, A Complete Theoretical and Practical System of Building by Edward Shaw (1836)
"These kinds of pilasters are in many cases very convenient, and, ... In plates 83 and 84, a variety of specimens of this style of pilasters, are given. ..."

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