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cresting

[ kres-ting ]
/ ˈkrɛs tɪŋ /
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noun
Architecture. a decorative coping, balustrade, etc., usually designed to give an interesting skyline.
Furniture. ornamentation either carved or sawed in the top rail of a piece or else added to it.
a system of ornamental ridges or flutes on a piece of plate armor.
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Origin of cresting

First recorded in 1865–70; crest + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for cresting

cresting
/ (ˈkrɛstɪŋ) /

noun
an ornamental ridge along the top of a roof, wall, etc
carpentry a shaped decorative toprail or horizontal carved ornament surmounting a chair, mirror, etc
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