mutule

[myoo-chool]
noun Architecture.
  1. a projecting flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.

Origin of mutule

First recorded in 1555–65, mutule is from the Latin word mūtulus modillion
Related formsmu·tu·lar [myoo-chuh-ler] /ˈmyu tʃə lər/, mu·tu·la·ry [myoo-chuh-ler-ee] /ˈmyu tʃəˌlɛr i/, adjective
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Historical Examples of mutule

  • Mutule, a feature in a Classic Doric cornice, somewhat resembling the end of a timber beam.

    Architecture

    Thomas Roger Smith


British Dictionary definitions for mutule

mutule

noun
  1. architect one of a set of flat blocks below the corona of a Doric corniceCompare modillion

Word Origin for mutule

C16: via French from Latin mūtulus modillion
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