Pediment Definition

pĕdə-mənt
pediments
noun
A low-pitched gable on the front of some buildings in the Grecian style of architecture.
Webster's New World
Any similar triangular piece used ornamentally, as over a doorway, fireplace, etc.
Webster's New World
A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope, often covered with alluvium, formed primarily by erosion.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Pediment

Noun

Singular:
pediment
Plural:
pediments

Origin of Pediment

  • Alteration (influenced by Latin pēs ped- foot) of earlier perement probably alteration of pyramid

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

  • Probably a dialectical alteration of pyramid.

    From Wiktionary

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