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triglyph

noun tri·glyph \ˈtrī-ˌglif\

Definition of TRIGLYPH

:  a slightly projecting rectangular tablet in a Doric frieze with two vertical channels of V section and two corresponding chamfers or half channels on the vertical sides
tri·glyph·ic \trī-ˈgli-fik\ or tri·glyph·i·cal \-fi-kəl\ adjective

Origin of TRIGLYPH

Latin triglyphus, from Greek triglyphos, from tri- + glyphein to carve — more at cleave
First Known Use: 1563

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