entablature meaning, entablature definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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entablature

  

      n     (Architect)  
1    the part of a classical temple above the columns, having an architrave, a frieze, and a cornice  
2    any construction of similar form  
     (C17: from French, from Italian intavolatura something put on a table, hence, something laid flat, from tavola table, from Latin tabula table)  
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