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[troo-moh; French try-moh] /truˈmoʊ; French trüˈmoʊ/
noun, plural trumeaux
[troo-mohz; French try-moh] /truˈmoʊz; French trüˈmoʊ/ (Show IPA)
a mirror having a painted or carved panel above or below the glass in the same frame.
Architecture. a column supporting a tympanum of a doorway at its center.
Origin of trumeau
< French Unabridged
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  • The present image at the trumeau is a fragment saved from the late-Gothic Chartreuse of the Valois dukes.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Observe that the trumeau was made narrow at its base, in order to let pass the pilgrim throngs.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for trumeau


noun (pl) -meaux (-ˈməʊz)
(architect) a section of a wall or pillar between two openings
Word Origin
from French
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Word Origin and History for trumeau

1883, from French trumeau, literally "calf of the leg."

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