Origin of plinth
Examples from the Web for plinth
I half-expected him to barnstorm out in riding boots and harangue us, Mussolini-style, underlit from a plinth.
A giant toy duck was waddling on top of the fourth plinth when I arrived in Trafalgar Square mid-morning.
Nicholas and Joseph, and a child angel with a violin on the plinth, signed and dated 1537, but restored.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
I suppose I shall hear of you on the Nelson plinth next, being pelted.The Messenger|Elizabeth Robins
A plinth of the same thickness as the chalk wall it supports is usually carried up 6 in.Cottage Building in Cob, Pis, Chalk and Clay|Clough Williams-Ellis
No sooner were they alone in the room than he ran close to the plinth and began to deluge the rose-bushes in good earnest.The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy
On the plinth of the dividing pillar is a bas-relief, remarkable for its delicate carving.
British Dictionary definitions for plinth
Word Origin for plinth
Word Origin and History for plinth
1610s, from French plinthe (16c.) and directly from Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos "brick, squared stone," cognate with Old English flint (see flint).