stereo·​bate | \ ˈsterēəˌbāt, ˈstir-, usually -āt+V \
plural -s

Definition of stereobate

: a substructure or basement of masonry as visible above the ground level — compare stylobate

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Other Words from stereobate

stereobatic \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦batik \ adjective

History and Etymology for stereobate

French or Latin; French stéréobate, from Latin stereobata foundation of a column or building, from Greek stereobatēs, from stere- + -batēs one that treads, from bainein to walk, go

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“Stereobate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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