oriel definition

  • noun:
    • A bay window projecting from an upper flooring, supported from below with a corbel or bracket.
    • a big polygonal recess in a building, such a bay screen.
    • A gallery for minstrels.
    • A small apartment close to a hall, employed for dining.
    • A gallery for minstrels.
    • a little apartment next a hall, in which particular individuals were familiar with dine; sort of recess.
    • A bay screen. See Bay window.
    • A portico, recess, or small space forming a projection from a room or building, as a hall or chapel, in the shape of a large bay or recessed screen, and sometimes more richly furnished or higher personal versus remaining space or building, previously utilized as a boudoir, closet, and split apartment for various reasons.
    • a projecting bay-window corbeled or cantilevered from a wall surface

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