broken pediment

noun Architecture.
a pediment, as over a doorway or window, having its raking cornice interrupted at the crown or apex.
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The door is framed in wood with a curved, broken pediment which features an urn.
The garden façade features a pedimented central bay, central entry within an
  elaborate broken pediment surround.
The wood door surround has a pair of engaged pilasters supporting a scrolled
  broken pediment.
The fourth story windows at the mansard roof level are narrower sashes crowned
  by broken pediment lintels.
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