surbase

[ sur-beys ]
/ ˈsɜrˌbeɪs /

noun Architecture.

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

Origin of surbase

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

/ (ˈsɜːˌbeɪs) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

surbasement, noun
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