Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The necking of a column.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, the neck of a capital, or more commonly a feature forming the junction between the shaft and the capital; a necking.
  • noun A name for the gorget, plastron, or hausse-col—that is, for any piece of armor covering the throat; especially, a second thickness bolted upon the cuirass of tilting-armor at the throat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Arch.) In some columns, that part of the capital between the termination of the shaft and the annulet of the echinus, or the space between two neck moldings; -- called also neck of the capital, and hypotrachelium. See Illust. of column.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun architecture In some columns, that part of the capital between the termination of the shaft and the annulet of the echinus, or the space between two neck moldings; the hypotrachelium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the molding at the top of a column

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French, from gorge, throat; see gorge.]

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French.

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