astragal

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noun as·tra·gal \ˈas-tri-gəl\

Definition of astragal

  1. 1 :  a narrow half-round molding

  2. 2 :  a projecting strip on the edge of a folding door

Origin and Etymology of astragal

Latin astragalus, from Greek astragalos neck vertebra, molding; akin to Greek astakos lobster, osteon bone — more at osseous


First Known Use: 1563


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