gadrooning

gadrooning

[guh-droo-ning]
noun
ornamentation with gadroons.

Origin:
1880–85; gadroon + -ing1

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gadrooning

in architectural decoration, surfaces worked into a regular series of (vertical) concave grooves or convex ridges, frequently used on columns. In Classical architecture fluting and reeding are used in the columns of all the orders except the Tuscan. In the Doric order there are 20 grooves on a column and in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders there are 24.

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