acroterium

[ ak-ruh-teer-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌæk rəˈtɪər i əm /

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 forms

ac·ro·te·ral, ac·ro·te·ri·al, adjective
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  • Mr. Failing, who was sitting alone in the garden too ill to read, heard a shout, "Am I an acroterium?"

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