Definition of substyle
: a straight line on which the gnomon of a dial is erected and which constitutes the common section of the face of the dial and a plane perpendicular to it passing through the gnomon
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Origin and Etymology of substyle
sub- + style or obsolete English stile style, from Middle English
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