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chaptrel

[chap-truh l]
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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

1670–80; chapter + -el < Latin -ellum diminutive suffix
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  • Chaptrel, chap′trel, n. the capital of a pillar which supports an arch.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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