Meaning of PILASTER in English

PILASTER

/ pɪˈlæstə(r); NAmE / noun

( technical ) a flat column that sticks out from the wall of a building, used as decoration

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: from French pilastre , from Italian pilastro or medieval Latin pilastrum , from Latin pila pillar.

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