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stringcourse

[string-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈstrɪŋˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
noun, Architecture.
1.
a horizontal band or course, as of stone, projecting beyond or flush with the face of a building, often molded and sometimes richly carved.
Also called belt course, string.
Origin of stringcourse
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; string + course
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British Dictionary definitions for beltcourse

beltcourse

/ˈbɛltˌkɔːs/
noun
1.
another name for cordon (sense 4)
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