• Definition for "acroterium"
    • One of the tiny pedestals, for statues or…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "acroterium"
    • The gables are each crowned with…
    • View More

acroterium definition

  • noun:
    • One of the tiny pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex as well as the basal sides of a pediment, or upon the gables in Gothic architecture.
    • one of several pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roofing balustrade.
    • one of many small pedestals, for statues or any other ornaments, put on the apex at the basal sides of a pediment. Acroteria may sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.
    • one of several pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.
    • In classic arch., a little pedestal put on the apex or angle of a pediment for the assistance of a statue or other ornament.
    • A statue or an ornament placed on these types of a pedestal.
    • Any decoration creating the apex of a building or other structure, or of a monument, like the anthemia of Greek tombstones and/or decorations of some contemporary architectural balustrades. Compare antefix. Also referred to as acroter.
101 votes

How would you define acroterium?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!