[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.

Nearby words

  1. boldheartedly,
  2. boldly,
  3. boldo,
  4. boldrewood,
  5. bole,
  6. bolero,
  7. boletic acid,
  8. boletus,
  9. boleyn,
  10. boleyn, anne

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

  • 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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