as·​tra·​gal | \ ˈas-tri-gəl How to pronounce astragal (audio) \

Definition of astragal

1 : a narrow half-round molding
2 : a projecting strip on the edge of a folding door

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Alexandria Moulding solid-pine astragal molding (WM 134), 11/16 inches by 1 3⁄8 inches by 96 inches, $16, Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "Martha’s projects tackle headboards, backpacks and savory snacks," 26 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of astragal

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for astragal

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

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