stalactite work


noun

(in Islamic architecture) intricate decorative corbeling in the form of brackets, squinches, and portions of pointed vaults.

Nearby words

  1. stakhanov,
  2. stakhanovism,
  3. stakhanovite,
  4. stalactiform,
  5. stalactite,
  6. stalactites,
  7. stalag,
  8. stalagmite,
  9. stalagmites,
  10. stalagmometer

Origin of stalactite work

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called honeycomb work.

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