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belt course

noun, Architecture

stringcourse

[string-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈstrɪŋˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
noun, Architecture
1.
a horizontal band or course, as of stone, projecting beyond or flush with the face of a building, often molded and sometimes richly carved.
Also called belt course.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; string + course
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