architrave

[ ahr-ki-treyv ]
/ ˈɑr kɪˌtreɪv /

noun Architecture.

the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns.
a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, especially a rectangular one, as of a door or window.

Origin of architrave

1555–65; Middle French < Italian; see archi-, trave1

Related forms

ar·chi·tra·val, adjectivear·chi·traved, adjective
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architrave

/ (ˈɑːkɪˌtreɪv) /

noun architect

the lowest part of an entablature that bears on the columns
a moulding around a doorway, window opening, etc

Word Origin for architrave

C16: via French from Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trabs
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