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[string-kawrs, -kohrs] /ˈstrɪŋˌkɔrs, -ˌkoʊrs/
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, string.
Origin of stringcourse
1815-25; string + course Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The foundation is separated from the exterior brick walls by a concrete stringcourse.
  • The hood is topped by a wide brick stringcourse which extends across the entire west elevation.
  • Multi-planed roofs, box bay windows and a stringcourse of decorative console brackets are some of its other features.
  • Aligned with the transom bottom, a stone stringcourse extends across the face of the tower.
  • The buildings have a brick stringcourse below the third-story windows and a stone stringcourse above the third-story windows.
  • Two bays of three double-hung, aluminum-framed windows comprise the fifth story and sit on the limestone stringcourse.
  • There is a stringcourse beneath the window on each floor.
  • The house was stone masonry, wall bearing, faced in brick with a stringcourse defining the stories.
  • Above the windows is a stone stringcourse which separates a slight setback at the top of the tower.
  • The stone sill forms a stringcourse that ties into the other bays of this elevation.

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