Definition of finial
1 : a usually foliated ornament forming an upper extremity especially in Gothic architecture
2 : a crowning ornament or detail (as a decorative knob)
Origin of finial
Middle English, from final, finial final
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with finial
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