bol·​tel | \ ˈbōltəl \
variants: or less commonly bowtel or bowtell or boutell \ ˈbōtᵊl \
plural -s

Definition of boltel

1 : a torus or ovolo especially : one just below the abacus in the Tuscan and Roman Doric capital
2 : one of the shafts of a clustered pier

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History and Etymology for boltel

Middle English, perhaps, from bolt entry 1 + -el

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“Boltel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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