[boh-lek-shuh n]

noun Architecture, Furniture.

a raised molding, especially one having flat edges and a raised center, for framing a panel, doorway, fireplace, etc.

Also bilection.

Origin of bolection

First recorded in 1700–10; origin uncertain
Related formsbo·lec·tioned, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bolection

Historical Examples of bolection

  • If the joint has square edges a rebate may be formed to accommodate a panel by fixing a bolection moulding around the frame.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

  • A section of the bolection mould planted on the frame is shown in the lower figure.

    Woodwork Joints

    William Fairham

British Dictionary definitions for bolection



architect a stepped moulding covering and projecting beyond the joint between two members having surfaces at different levelsAlso called: bilection

Word Origin for bolection

C18: of unknown origin
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