postament

noun

pos·​ta·​ment
ˈpōstəmənt
plural -s
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: a frame, mount, or molding for a work in relief

Word History

Etymology

German, from (assumed) obsolete Italian postamento, from postare to place, put (from posto, past participle of porre to put) + -mento -ment (from Latin -mentum)

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“Postament.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postament. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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