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gorgerin

[gawr-jer-in]
noun Architecture.
  1. the neckline portion of a capital of a column, or a feature forming the junction between a shaft and its capital.
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Origin of gorgerin

1655–65; < French, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge1
Also called necking.
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British Dictionary definitions for gorgerin

gorgerin

noun
  1. architect another name for necking
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Word Origin

C17: from French, from gorge throat; see gorge
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