variants or tassel
plural -s
: a piece of stone, iron, or wood to support the end of a beam or joist and distribute the weight

Word History


torsel alteration of tassel, from French tassel, tasseau, from Old French tassel clasp

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“Torsel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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