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Spandrel

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Noun
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span=drel

CIDE DICTIONARY

Spandreln. [From Span.].
  •  The irregular triangular space between the curve of an arch and the inclosing right angle; or the space between the outer moldings of two contiguous arches and a horizontal line above them, or another arch above and inclosing them.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A narrow mat or passe partout for a picture.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Spandrel, n. Archit.
1 the almost triangular space between one side of the outer curve of an arch, a wall, and the ceiling or framework.
2 the space between the shoulders of adjoining arches and the ceiling or moulding above.

Idiom
spandrel wall a wall built on the curve of an arch, filling in the spandrel.
Etymology
perh. f. AF spaund(e)re, or f. espaundre EXPAND

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