stringcourse

[string-kawrs, -kohrs]

noun Architecture.

a horizontal band or course, as of stone, projecting beyond or flush with the face of a building, often molded and sometimes richly carved.

Nearby words

  1. string tie,
  2. string together,
  3. string up,
  4. string variable,
  5. stringboard,
  6. stringed,
  7. stringed instrument,
  8. stringency,
  9. stringendo,
  10. stringent

Origin of stringcourse

First recorded in 1815–25; string + course

Also called belt course, string.

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British Dictionary definitions for string course

string course

noun

another name for cordon (def. 4)
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