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

  • n. Decorative work, popular in northern Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries, consisting of interlacing straplike bands, often used in low relief on ceilings, screens, and panels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stylized representation of strips or bands of curling leather parchment or metal cut into elaborate shapes, with piercings and often interwoven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band folded, crossed, and interlaced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Architectural ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band represented as folded and crossed, and occasionally interlaced with another.


strap +‎ work (Wiktionary)



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