Definition of platband

1a : 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
c : a list or fillet between the flutings of a column
2 : a border of flowers or turf

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History and Etymology for platband

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 11 Jul. 2020.

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