gorgerin

gorgerin

[gawr-jer-in]
noun Architecture.
the neckline portion of a capital of a column, or a feature forming the junction between a shaft and its capital.
Also called necking.


Origin:
1655–65; < French, derivative of gorge throat; see gorge1

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gorgerin (ˈɡɔːdʒərɪn)
 
n
architect another name for necking
 
[C17: from French, from gorge throat; see gorge]

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