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  • noun architecture A raised ornament frequently having the form of a final. It is generally used on the tops of the upright ends or elbows which terminate seats, etc., in Gothic churches.

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Related to French poupée.

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  • a finial or other raised ornament used as the top of the upright end of a bench or pew

    February 19, 2007