Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Architecture A flat object or opening with scalloped edges or ornaments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of a set of partially-overlapping circles of the same diameter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having more than five divisions or foils.
  • n. An ornamental foliation consisting of more than five divisions or foils.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In architecture, decoration, etc., having more than five foils or arcuate divisions: as, a multifoil arch.
  • n. Multifoil ornament.

Etymologies

multi- +‎ foil (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These facades are supported on independent laminated timber framing - from sustainable managed sources - with all opening sections clad with TRESPA and lined with TriIso multifoil insulation to maintain the u-value of the façade.

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