[ awr-thos-tuh-teez ]

noun,plural or·thos·ta·tai [awr-thos-tuh-tahy]. /ɔrˈθɒs təˌtaɪ/.

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How to use orthostates in a sentence

  • This is unlikely because the floor level would then have been above the base of the orthostates.

  • They are firmly founded on the rock and reach up nearly to the base of the orthostates.

  • Thus the eastern cella, if it lay at the level of its porch strangely lacked interior orthostates in its north and south walls.

  • The are interior walls on either side of a door which in the Erechtheum reached up only five courses above the orthostates.