coussinet

noun cous·si·net \¦küsən¦ā, -ən¦et\

Definition of coussinet

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch

  2. 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 — more at cushion


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