quarter round



a molding, as on an ovolo, whose section is a quarter circle.

Origin of quarter round

First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for quarter round

Historical Examples of quarter round

  • The hallway door has six panels, with beaded edges and quarter-round molding in the panels.

    Green Spring Farm

    Ross Netherton

  • Echinus (e-kīnus), in architecture, the ovolo or quarter-round convex moulding, seen in capitals of the Doric order.

British Dictionary definitions for quarter round

quarter round


architect another name for ovolo
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