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tholobate

[ thol-uh-beyt ]
/ ˈθɒl əˌbeɪt /
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noun Architecture.
the substructure supporting a dome or cupola.
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Origin of tholobate

1825–35; <Greek thólo(s) tholos + -batēs one that goes; cf. stylobate
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