noun fin·i·al \ˈfi-nē-əl\

Definition of finial

  1. 1 :  a usually foliated ornament forming an upper extremity especially in Gothic architecture

  2. 2 :  a crowning ornament or detail (as a decorative knob)

Origin and Etymology of finial

Middle English, from final, finial final

First Known Use: 15th century

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