entablature[en tab′lə c̸hər]
- a horizontal superstructure supported by columns and composed of architrave, frieze, and cornice
- any structure like this
Origin: MFr < It intavolatura < intavolare < in-, in + tavola, table, base < L tabula: see table
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Origin: Obsolete French, from Italian intavolatura, from intavolare, to put on a table : in-, in, on (from Latin; see en-1) + tavola, table (from Latin tabula, board).
an Ionic order entablatureA. cornice B. frieze C. architrave D. entablature