egg and dart


Definition of egg and dart

: a carved ornamental design in relief consisting of an egg-shaped figure alternating with a figure somewhat like an elongated javelin or arrowhead

Examples of egg and dart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each room also contains mahogany crown molding in the egg and dart pattern, a characteristic of early 20th century design. Chicago Tribune,, 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of egg and dart

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of egg and dart was circa 1864

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“Egg and dart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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