Definition of Gorgerin

1. Noun. The molding at the top of a column.

Exact synonyms: Necking
Generic synonyms: Molding, Moulding



Definition of Gorgerin

1. n. In some columns, that part of the capital between the termination of the shaft and the annulet of the echinus, or the space between two neck moldings; -- called also neck of the capital, and hypotrachelium. See Illust. of Column.

Definition of Gorgerin

1. a part of a column [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gorgerin

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gorgeousness
gorgeousnesses
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gorgerin (current term)
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gorgoneia

Literary usage of Gorgerin

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"[< F. gorgerin, < gorge, the throat: see gorge, п.,gorger^.] 1. Inarch., the neck of a capital, or more commonly a feature forming the junction between the ..."

2. European Architecture: A Historical Study by Russell Sturgis (1896)
"7, Cori (Southern Italy) : so-called Temple of Hercules. cate indeed, and the four annulets and the little groove called the gorgerin, or necking, ..."

3. A Short History of Architecture, Europe by Russell Sturgis (1908)
"7, Cori (Southern Italy) : so-called Temple of Hercules. cate indeed, and the four annulets and the little groove called the gorgerin, or necking, ..."

4. French Roots and Their Families: A Synthetic Vocabulary Based Upon by Eugene Pellissier (1886)
"gorgerin (m.) coupe-gorge (m.) dégorger (va and n.) dégorgement (m. ... etc. gorget ; sort of warbler. gorget; gorgerin (arch.). cut-throat place. to clear, ..."

5. Technologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen, französischen und englischen by J. A. Beil, Karl Karmarsch (1855)
"... Ф gorgerin, m. I. Ice-breaker, *. (a buttress placed above each row of piles, to protect a bridge from floating bodies), Ice-guard « Der Eisbrecher ..."

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