entasis

noun
en·​ta·​sis | \ˈen-tə-sis \
plural entases\ ˈen-​tə-​ˌsēz \

Definition of entasis 

: a slight convexity especially in the shaft of a column

First Known Use of entasis

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entasis

Greek, literally, distension, stretching, from enteinen to stretch tight, from en- en- entry 2 + teinein to stretch — more at thin

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