gradine

noun (1)
gra·dine | \ˈgrāˌdēn, grəˈdēn\
variants: or gradin \ˈgrādᵊn \
plural -s

Definition of gradine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one of a series of low steps or seats raised one above another

2 : a shelf at the back of an altar on which candlesticks and flowers are placed in a Christian church

gradine

noun (2)
gra·dine | \grəˈdēn\
plural -s

Definition of gradine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a toothed chisel used by sculptors

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History and Etymology for gradine

Noun (1)

French gradin, from Italian gradino, diminutive of grado step, degree, from Latin gradus

Noun (2)

French, from Italian gradina, from grado step

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