[ thol-uh-beyt ]
/ ˈθɒl əˌbeɪt /
the substructure supporting a dome or cupola.
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Here the diameter decreases by the breadth of the gallery to 108 feet, and the Tholobate rises.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul|Arthur Dimock