annulated column

variants: or annulated shaft

Definition of annulated column

: a column made up of a cluster of shafts seemingly held together by an annular band at intervals but commonly worked on an interposed stone plate whose edge slightly projects and often found in clustered piers of Gothic churches

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First Known Use of annulated column

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Annulated column.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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