[troo-moh; French try-moh]
- a mirror having a painted or carved panel above or below the glass in the same frame.
- Architecture. a column supporting a tympanum of a doorway at its center.
Origin of trumeau
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Examples from the Web for trumeau
Observe that the trumeau was made narrow at its base, in order to let pass the pilgrim throngs.
The present image at the trumeau is a fragment saved from the late-Gothic Chartreuse of the Valois dukes.
- architect a section of a wall or pillar between two openings
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Word Origin and History for trumeau
1883, from French trumeau, literally "calf of the leg."
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