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Meaning of balteus

bal•te•us

Pronunciation: (bal'tē-us, bôl'-), [key]
— pl. -te•i
  1. (on an Ionic capital) the horizontal band connecting the volutes on either side.
  2. (in an ancient Roman amphitheater) a horizontal walk dividing upper and lower tiers.
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