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quarter round

a molding, as on an ovolo, whose section is a quarter circle.
Origin of quarter round
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The hallway door has six panels, with beaded edges and quarter-round molding in the panels.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • Echinus (e-kīnus), in architecture, the ovolo or quarter-round convex moulding, seen in capitals of the Doric order.

British Dictionary definitions for quarter-round

quarter round

(architect) another name for ovolo
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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