bâtons rompus

plural noun bâ·tons rom·pus \bätōⁿrōⁿpu̅e̅, ba-\

Definition of bâtons rompus

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

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Origin and Etymology of bâtons rompus

French, broken sticks

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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