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socle

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noun so·cle \ˈsō-kəl, ˈsä-\

Definition of socle

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



Origin and Etymology of socle

French, from Italian zoccolo sock, socle, from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus sock


First Known Use: circa 1704

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