socle


so·cle

noun \ˈsō-kəl, ˈsä-\

Definition of SOCLE

:  a projecting usually molded member at the foot of a wall or pier or beneath the base of a column, pedestal, or superstructure

Origin of SOCLE

French, from Italian zoccolo sock, socle, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus sock
First Known Use: circa 1704

Other Architecture Terms

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

Rhymes with SOCLE

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