orlo

noun
or·​lo | \ ˈȯr(ˌ)lō \
plural -s

Definition of orlo

2 : the smooth surface between two flutes of a shaft
3 : the surface between two grooves of a triglyph
4 : a flat plinth of any width

History and Etymology for orlo

Italian, literally, border, hem, from orlare to hem, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin orulare

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About orlo

Dictionary Entries Near orlo

orl fly

orlo

Orloff

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for orlo

Cite this Entry

“Orlo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orlo. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!