[ 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.
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Origin of acroterium
Latinization of acroterion
OTHER WORDS FROM acroteriumac·ro·te·ral, ac·ro·te·ri·al, adjective
Words nearby acroterium
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Mr. Failing, who was sitting alone in the garden too ill to read, heard a shout, "Am I an acroterium?"The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster