a foil, especially one having more than five lobes.


(of an arch, window opening, etc.) having the form of a foil with more than five lobes.

Origin of multifoil

First recorded in 1825–35; multi- + foil2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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an ornamental design having a large number of foilsSee also trefoil (def. 4), quatrefoil (def. 2), cinquefoil (def. 2)
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