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stringcourse

[string-kawrs, -kohrs]
noun Architecture.
  1. a horizontal band or course, as of stone, projecting beyond or flush with the face of a building, often molded and sometimes richly carved.
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Origin of stringcourse

First recorded in 1815–25; string + course
Also called belt course, string.
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