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acroter

/əˈkrəʊtə; ˈækrətə/
noun
1.
(architect) a plinth bearing a statue, etc, at either end or at the apex of a pediment
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Latin acroterium, from Greek akrōtērion summit, from akros extreme
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