architrave

noun ar·chi·trave \ ˈär-kə-ˌtrāv \

Definition of architrave

1 :the lowest division of an entablature resting in classical architecture immediately on the capital of the column — see column illustration
2 :the molding around a rectangular opening (such as a door)

Origin and Etymology of architrave

Middle French, from Old Italian, from archi- + trave beam, from Latin trab-, trabs — more at thorp


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