noun \ˈplin(t)th\

: a block of stone or wood that is used as the base for a pillar, statue, etc.

Full Definition of PLINTH

a :  the lowest member of a base :  subbase
b :  a block upon which the moldings of an architrave or trim are stopped at the bottom
:  a usually square block serving as a base; broadly :  any of various bases or lower parts
:  a course of stones forming a continuous foundation or base course

Origin of PLINTH

Latin plinthus, from Greek plinthos
First Known Use: 1601

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster


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