Meaning of PILASTER in English

PILASTER

transcription, транскрипция: [ pi-ˈlas-tər, ˈpī-ˌlas- ]

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

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1 pilaster

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.