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- n. In architecture, the case or frame used on three sides around a chamber door, large window, or fireplace mantel, and the border decorations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornamental bordering or framelike decoration around the sides and top of a door, window, or fireplace. The top piece is called the traverse and the side pieces the ascendants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a structural feature, often ornamental, inclosing the sides and top of a doorway, window, fireplace, or similar opening. The top piece or beam is called the traverse, and the two side pieces or posts are called the ascendants.
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