Words at Play : Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2

#7: Finial

Definition:

a crowning ornament or detail (such as a decorative knob)

Example Sentence:

Attempting to impress the decorator, she made a show of inspecting the lamp finials.

About the Word:

Finial developed from final. That makes sense, since the finial is usually the final, crowning piece added to an object.

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