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[troo-moh; French try-moh] /truˈmoʊ; French trüˈmoʊ/
noun, plural trumeaux
[troo-mohz; French try-moh] /truˈmoʊz; French trüˈmoʊ/ (Show IPA)
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
From French Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Observe that the trumeau was made narrow at its base, in order to let pass the pilgrim throngs.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • The present image at the trumeau is a fragment saved from the late-Gothic Chartreuse of the Valois dukes.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for trumeau


noun (pl) -meaux (-ˈməʊz)
(architect) a section of a wall or pillar between two openings
Word Origin
from French
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trumeau

1883, from French trumeau, literally "calf of the leg."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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