Ossature definition

ŏsə-cho͝or, -chər
An underlying framework or skeleton.
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A skeletal framework; an underlying structure.
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(architecture) Any supporting framework under a vault, roof etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ossature
Plural:
ossatures

Origin of ossature

  • French from Latin os oss- bone os2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ossature, from Latin os (“bone") + -ature.

    From Wiktionary