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platband

[plat-band] /ˈplætˌbænd/
noun, Architecture
1.
a flat structural member, as a lintel or flat arch.
2.
any shallow molding having a flat face.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Middle French platebande, equivalent to plate flat (see plate1) + bande band2
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