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
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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