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Meaning of plinth

plinth

Pronunciation: (plinth), [key]
— n. Archit.
  1. a slablike member beneath the base of a column or pier. See diag. under
  2. a square base or a lower block, as of a pedestal.
  3. Also calleda projecting course of stones at the base of a wall; earth table.
  4. (in joinery) a flat member at the bottom of an architrave, dado, baseboard, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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