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

  • n. A projecting rectangular block or bracket situated above the triglyph and beneath the corona of a Doric cornice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rectangular blocks under the soffit of the cornice of the Greek Doric temple, which is studded with guttae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A projecting block worked under the corona of the Doric corice, in the same situation as the modillion of the Corinthian and Composite orders. See Illust. of gutta.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In architecture, a projecting piece in the form of a flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders.

Etymologies

Latin mutulus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • (n): (architecture) a flat, rectangular block on the underside of the corona, or projecting part, of a Doric cornice.

    January 11, 2009