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

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History and Etymology for orlo

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

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“Orlo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orlo. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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