platband definition

  • noun:
    • A border of flowers in a garden, specifically along a wall; a strip of turf forming a border.
    • Any border.
    • a set fascia on an architrave, or developing a border round a window, or a horizontal musical organization along a wall.
    • A fillet on a column, between your flutings.
    • an appartment lintel over a door or window.
    • A border of plants in a yard, along a wall or a parterre; ergo, a border.
    • A-flat molding, or set of moldings, the width of which much surpasses its projection, as the face of an architrave.
    • a listing or fillet involving the flutings of a column.
    • A border of blossoms in a garden, or along a wall or the part of a parterre.
    • In structure: Any level rectangular molding the projection of which is a lot under its width; a fascia
    • A lintel created with voussoirs in the way of an arch, but with the intrados horizontal—a typical and vicious modern-day construction, but used even in some Roman and medieval work with locations where a genuine arch was not convenient, so when monoliths of adequate dimensions were not offered. See slice of level arch, under arch
    • The fillets between the flutes of an Ionic or a Corinthian column.
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