Meaning of PILASTER in English

PILASTER

n.

Pronunciation: pi- ' las-t ə r, ' p ī - ˌ las-

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle French pilastre, from Italian pilastro

Date: 1575

: an upright architectural member that is rectangular in plan and is structurally a pier but architecturally treated as a column and that usually projects a third of its width or less from the wall

1 pilaster

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