: a horizontal band that is a member of a building and that takes the form of a lintel course, a flat arch, or one of a group of moldings
: a list or fillet between the flutings of a column
: a border of flowers or turf

Word History


French plate-bande, literally, flat band, from Middle French, from plate, feminine of plat flat + bande band, strip

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“Platband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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