a daggerlike form, especially in tracery, created by a segmental and an ogee curve so that it is pointed at one end and circular at the other.
orig., the fillet below an ovolo, projecting part of a cornice; hence, with the common sense “what protrudes,” probably derivative of moucher
to cut or knock off (something protruding) (see -ette
), apparently extended sense of moucher
to wipe (a person's) nose < Vulgar Latin *muccāre,
derivative of Latin muccus, mūcus mucus