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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them.

Usage examples (8)
  • In the spandril above the outer archway is carved, 'amid elegant scroll-work and foliage, an arm, vested in an ermine maunch, the hand grasping a golden fleur-de-lys' --...
  • GAMBIA; below, the value, which, as well as the spandril ornamentation, is embossed in white.
  • Piazzetta side, of which one spandril is masonry of the fourteenth and the other of the fifteenth century.
  • The suspension-bolts are enclosed within spandril pillars of cast iron, which give great stiffness to the superstructure. for more
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