stylobate

noun
sty·​lo·​bate | \ ˈstī-lə-ˌbāt How to pronounce stylobate (audio) \

Definition of stylobate

: a continuous flat coping or pavement supporting a row of architectural columns

First Known Use of stylobate

1694, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stylobate

Latin stylobates, from Greek, stylobatēs, from stylos pillar + bainein to walk, go — more at come

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“Stylobate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylobate. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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