string course

stringcourse

[string-kawrs, -kohrs]
noun Architecture.
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:
1815–25; string + course

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string course
 
n
another name for cordon

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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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