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1      (Also called)    socle   the rectangular slab or block that forms the lowest part of the base of a column, statue, pedestal, or pier  
2      (Also called)    plinth course   the lowest part of the wall of a building that appears above ground level, esp. one that is formed of a course of stone or brick  
3    a flat block on either side of a doorframe, where the architrave meets the skirting  
4    a flat base on which a structure or piece of equipment is placed  
     (C17: from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos brick, shaped stone)  
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