swan's neck pediment: Meaning and Definition of

swan's' neck" ped'iment

Pronunciation: [key]
— Archit., Furniture. Archit.,Furniture.
  1. a broken pediment, the outline of which consists of a pair of-curves tangent to the cornice level at the ends of the pediment, rising to a pair of scrolls on either side of the center, where a finial often rises between the scrolls.
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