- a foil, especially one having more than five lobes.
- (of an arch, window opening, etc.) having the form of a foil with more than five lobes.
Origin of multifoil
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Multifoil cusped arch, invented by the Moors at Cordova in the 10th century.
Multifoil, mul′ti-foil, adj. having more than five foils or arcuate divisions.
Near it is a double piscina, formed by a couple of shafts with capitals hollowed out with multifoil cusping.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain
George Edmund Street
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