a course of masonry, part of the stereobate, forming the foundation for a colonnade, especially the outermost colonnade.
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How to use stylobate in a sentence
The entire foundation of the temple, including the stereobate, the stylobate, and the remaining steps.History of Ancient Art | Franz von Reber
Upon this pavement rested the foundations of the stylobate surrounding the pyramid.
A flight of steps, enclosed between two walls of the same height as the stylobate, led up to the portico.
Its stylobate raised it well above 398the plain, while the steps in front gave meaning and accent to its elevation.
stylobate, a series of steps, usually those leading up to a Classic temple.Architecture | Thomas Roger Smith
British Dictionary definitions for stylobate
a continuous horizontal course of masonry that supports a colonnade
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