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[boh-lek-shuh n] /boʊˈlɛk ʃən/
noun, Architecture, Furniture.
a raised molding, especially one having flat edges and a raised center, for framing a panel, doorway, fireplace, etc.
Also, bilection.
Origin of bolection
1700-10; origin uncertain
Related forms
bolectioned, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bolection
  • The hall mantlepiece is comprised of bolection molding with mitered returns.
  • The limestone bolection archi trave is capped by a panelled frieze and interrupted by a decorative key stone.
  • There is also a hole in the bolection molding around the basin, located at the intersection of each side.
British Dictionary definitions for bolection


(architect) a stepped moulding covering and projecting beyond the joint between two members having surfaces at different levels Also called bilection
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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