from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiq., a belt: either a girdle, or a baldric worn over the shoulder to support a sword, shield, or quiver.
- n. In architecture: A band perpendicular to the axis in the lateral part of the volute of an Ionic pulvinated capital.
- n. One of the passages dividing the auditorium of ancient Roman theaters and amphitheaters horizontally into upper and lower zones, and affording access to the different cunei, or wedge-shaped divisions of the auditorium, without disturbing persons occupying seats. Such a passage had usually the form of a wide step.
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