coussinet

noun cous·si·net \ ¦küsᵊn¦ā , -ᵊn¦et \

Definition of coussinet

plural -s
1 : a stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch
2 : the bolster or cushion of an Ionic capital

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Origin and Etymology of coussinet

French, from Old French, small cushion, diminutive of coussin cushion


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