coussinet

noun
cous·​si·​net | \ ¦küsᵊn¦ā, -ᵊn¦et \
plural -s

Definition of coussinet

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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History and Etymology for coussinet

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 Oct. 2020.

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