surbase

[ sur-beys ]
/ ˈsɜrˌbeɪs /
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noun Architecture.

a molding above a base, as that immediately above a baseboard, the crowning molding of a pedestal, etc.

Nearby words

  1. surakarta,
  2. sural,
  3. sural artery,
  4. sural nerve,
  5. surat,
  6. surbased,
  7. surbased arch,
  8. surcease,
  9. surcharge,
  10. surcingle

Origin of surbase

First recorded in 1670–80; sur-1 + base1

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British Dictionary definitions for surbase

surbase

/ (ˈsɜːˌbeɪs) /

noun

the uppermost part, such as a moulding, of a pedestal, base, or skirtingCompare subbase
Derived Formssurbasement, noun

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