bâtons rompus

plural noun
bâ·​tons rom·​pus | \ bätōⁿrōⁿpᵫ̅, ba- \

Definition of bâtons rompus

: the short straight billets or portions of molding usually of rounded section forming the zigzag molding in Romanesque architecture

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History and Etymology for bâtons rompus

French, broken sticks

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“Bâtons rompus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/b%C3%A2tons%20rompus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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