Origin of spandrel
Examples from the Web for spandrel
The derrick was used to handle material excavated from the pier foundations and also to tear down the centers and spandrel forms.
He is fashioning not a leather rosette, but a Tudor rose in oak, to be afterwards pinned with an oak pin in some spandrel.The Grotesque in Church Art|T. Tindall Wildridge
"I'm afraid I don't know what a spandrel is," Christopher announced with appealing frankness.Christopher and the Clockmakers|Sara Ware Bassett
German clocks had this device of the cherub's head, but not in the spandrel.Chats on Old Clocks|Arthur Hayden
For the arches and spandrel walls the gravel was passed over a 2-in.
British Dictionary definitions for spandrel
Word Origin for spandrel
Word Origin and History for spandrel
late 15c., "triangular space between the outer curves of an arch," apparently a diminutive of Anglo-French spaundre (late 14c.), perhaps a shortening of espandre "to expand, extend," from Latin expandre (see expand).