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noun ar·chi·volt \ˈär-kə-ˌvōlt\

Definition of archivolt

  1. :  an ornamental molding around an arch corresponding to an architrave

Origin and Etymology of archivolt

Italian archivolto, from Medieval Latin archivoltum

First Known Use: 1723

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