[ak-ruh-teer-ee-on, -ee-uh n]
Origin of acroterion
< Greek akrōtḗrion topmost part, extremity, equivalent to akrō- acro- + -tērion suffix designating a place for
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Examples from the Web for acroterion
The acroterion; the figures beside it; the lions, and the Gryphons here exhibited, are repetitions of those of the west pediment.
The acroterion, which originally surmounted the east pediment, was larger and more important than that of the west.
Antefixal ornament or acroterion from the temple of Demeter at Eleusis.
Fragment of a plain stel, surmounted by an acroterion, in the form of a palmette in low relief, springing from acanthus leaves.
Plain stel of Hippocrates and Baukis; surmounted by an acroterion in low relief, of palmette form.