boltel

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Boltel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boltel. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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