Venetian dentil

noun

Definition of Venetian dentil

  1. :  one of a series of cubical projections alternating with splayed surfaces that may be formed along the edge of a projecting band by cutting bevels at intervals to produce notches with the dentils between; also :  the ornament or ornamentation so produced

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