a small convex molding cut into the form of a string of beads.: Compare bead and reel.
a plain convex molding; bead.
a molding attached to one or both meeting stiles of a pair of double doors in order to prevent drafts.
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How to use astragal in a sentence
The style of carving of the cymatium with its astragal should be the Lesbian.Ten Books on Architecture | Vitruvius
An enlarged section of the astragal mould which is grooved to fit on the bar which forms the rebate is also shown.
Fig. 257 is similar to the above, with the exception that the rail of the door is rebated (G) to receive the astragal moulding.
Fig. 265 is a rebated joint with loose tongue-slip and astragal mould, suitable for frames over 11⁄4 in.
The astragal of the muzzle or neck of a gun; it is the next ring from the mouth backwards.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for astragal
Also called: bead a small convex moulding, usually with a semicircular cross section
a moulding having the form of a string of beads
carpentry a glazing bar, esp in a bookcase
anatomy the ankle or anklebone
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