cushion capital

noun

Definition of cushion capital

1 : an architectural capital so sculptured as to look like a cushion pressed down by the weight of its entablature
2 : a capital especially in the Romanesque style modeled like a bowl whose upper part is cut away on four sides

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“Cushion capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cushion%20capital. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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