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gorgerin

[ gawr-jer-in ]
/ ˈgɔr dʒər ɪn /
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noun Architecture.
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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Also called necking.

Origin of gorgerin

1655–65; <French, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge1

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British Dictionary definitions for gorgerin

gorgerin
/ (ˈɡɔːdʒərɪn) /

noun
architect another name for necking

Word Origin for gorgerin

C17: from French, from gorge throat; see gorge
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