[ak-ruh-teer-ee-on, -ee-uh n]

noun, plural ac·ro·te·ri·a [ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh] /ˌæk rəˈtɪər i ə/.

Origin of acroterion

< Greek akrōtḗrion topmost part, extremity, equivalent to akrō- acro- + -tērion suffix designating a place for


[ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh m]

noun, plural ac·ro·te·ri·a [ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh] /ˌæk rəˈtɪər i ə/. Architecture.

a pedestal for a sculpture or ornament at each base or at the apex of a pediment.

Origin of acroterium

Latinization of acroterion
Related formsac·ro·te·ral, ac·ro·te·ri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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