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chaptrel

[chap-truh l] /ˈtʃæp trəl/
noun, Architecture.
1.
a capital, as on a pilaster or vaulting shaft, engaged in masonry on one or more sides.
2.
a small capital.
Origin of chaptrel
1670-1680
1670-80; chapter + -el < Latin -ellum diminutive suffix
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