avant-corps

noun
\ (¦)äˌväntˈkō(ə)r, -ȯ(ə)r \

Definition of avant-corps

: a part which projects out from the main mass of a building (such as a pavilion in front of the façade)

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History and Etymology for avant-corps

French, from avant forward + corps, body, from Latin corpus

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“Avant-corps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avant-corps. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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