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stringcourse

[string-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈstrɪŋˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
noun, Architecture
1.
a horizontal band or course, as of stone, projecting beyond or flush with the face of a building, often molded and sometimes richly carved.
Also called belt course.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; string + course
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British Dictionary definitions for string course

string course

noun
1.
another name for cordon (sense 4)
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Encyclopedia Article for string course

in architecture, decorative horizontal band on the exterior wall of a building. Such a band, either plain or molded, is usually formed of brick or stone. The stringcourse occurs in virtually every style of Western architecture, from Classical Roman through Anglo-Saxon and Renaissance to modern

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