from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture: A small wing of a building.
  • noun A pilaster or buttress.
  • noun The lateral face of the pier of an arch, extending from the edge of the opening; especially, that portion of the lateral face between the edge of the opening and a semi-column, pilaster, or the like, serving to decorate the pier. Also spelled allette.


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