chaptrel

[ chap-truhl ]
/ ˈtʃæp trəl /

noun Architecture.

a capital, as on a pilaster or vaulting shaft, engaged in masonry on one or more sides.
a small capital.

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Origin of chaptrel

1670–80; chapter + -el<Latin -ellum diminutive suffix
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