Variant of plinth
- the square block at the base of a column, pedestal, etc.
- the base on which a statue is placed
- a course of brick or stone, often a projecting one, along the base of a wallalso plinth course
- a flat block at the base of door trim, an architrave, etc.
Origin: L plinthus from Glassical Greek plinthos, brick, tile
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