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torsel

[ tawr-suhl ]
/ ˈtɔr səl /
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noun Building Trades.

a beam or slab of wood, stone, iron, etc., laid on a masonry wall to receive and distribute the weight from one end of a beam.

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Origin of torsel

Alteration of tassel
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Example sentences from the Web for torsel

  • It was a beautiful crimson adorned with a white torsel and supported by a staff.

    Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles
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