Examples from the Web for pendentive
Stalactite work is employed in the pendentive of the smaller apses and in the capitals of the columns carrying the pointed arches.
Such a form of pendentive is rarely seen in works of this age.
There is not much in the figure of our pendentive to suggest the stern and fearless prophet of the wilderness.
The angel figures of this pendentive are among the most beautiful and characteristic of the myriad throng of the cupola.
The pendentive under the dome is similar in its construction to those under the dome of the curious church of Ainay, at Lyons.
British Dictionary definitions for pendentive
Word Origin for pendentive
Word Origin and History for pendentive
1727, from French pendentif (mid-16c.), from Latin pendentem (nominative pendens) "hanging," present participle of pendere "to hang" (see pendent (adj.)).