noun, plural frus·tums, frus·ta [fruhs-tuh] /ˈfrʌs tə/. Geometry.
Origin of frustum
Examples from the Web for frusta
Historical Examples of frusta
Near the temple are several blocks of stones, some fluted Doric frusta, and a capital of small dimensions.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. II of II)
In a journal called the Frusta letteraria he took to lashing without mercy the works which were then being published in Italy.
noun plural -tums or -ta (-tə)
- the part of a solid, such as a cone or pyramid, contained between the base and a plane parallel to the base that intersects the solid
- the part of such a solid contained between two parallel planes intersecting the solid
Word Origin for frustum
1650s, from Latin frustum "piece broken off," from PIE *bhrus-to-, from root *bhreu- "to cut, break up."