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finial

[ fin-ee-uhl, fahy-nee- ]
/ ˈfɪn i əl, ˈfaɪ ni- /
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noun
Architecture. a relatively small, ornamental, terminal feature at the top of a gable, pinnacle, etc.
an ornamental termination to the top of a piece of furniture, or of one part of such a piece.
Typography. a curve terminating the main stroke of the characters in some italic fonts.
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Origin of finial

1400–50; late Middle English, derivative of Latin fīnis end; see -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM finial

fin·i·aled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for finial

finial
/ (ˈfaɪnɪəl) /

noun
an ornament on top of a spire, gable, etc, esp in the form of a foliated fleur-de-lys
an ornament at the top of a piece of furniture, etc

Derived forms of finial

finialed, adjective

Word Origin for finial

C14: from finial (adj), variant of final
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