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spandrel

noun span·drel \ˈspan-drəl\

Definition of SPANDREL

1
:  the sometimes ornamented space between the right or left exterior curve of an arch and an enclosing right angle
2
:  the triangular space beneath the string of a stair

Variants of SPANDREL

span·drel also span·dril \ˈspan-drəl\
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Origin of SPANDREL

Middle English spandrell, from Anglo-French spaunder, from espandre to spread out — more at spawn
First Known Use: 15th century

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