Meaning of astragal


Pronunciation: (as'tru-gul), [key]
— n. Archit., Furniture.
  1. a small convex molding cut into the form of a string of beads. Cf. bead and reel.
  2. a plain convex molding; bead.
  3. a molding attached to one or both meeting stiles of a pair of double doors in order to prevent drafts.
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