coussinet

noun

cous·​si·​net
¦küsᵊn¦ā,
-ᵊn¦et
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Coussinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coussinet. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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