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Acroterium   Listen
noun
Acroterium  n.  (pl. acroteria)  (Arch.)
(a)
One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.
(b)
One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.






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