nook shaft

noun

Definition of nook shaft

: a column set in a reentering angle (as that made by the parts of a compound pier) differing from an angle shaft in standing free and being therefore usually larger

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“Nook shaft.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nook%20shaft. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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