Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A picture, or combination of pictures, consisting of a centrepiece and double folding doors or wings, as for an altarpiece.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A picture, or combination of pictures, consisting of a centerpiece and double folding doors or wings, as for an altarpiece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An altarpiece consisting of a central part and double-folding wings on each side.
  • n. A screen of five leaves.

Etymologies

penta- + Ancient Greek πτυχή ("a fold"). (Wiktionary)

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