Meaning of ASTRAGAL in English


ˈastrəgəl noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin astragalus, from Greek astragalos vertebra, anklebone, molding, milk vetch; probably akin to Greek osteon bone — more at osseous

1. : a small convex molding of rounded surface generally from half to three quarters of a circle: as

a. : a projecting strip on the edge of folding doors

b. : bar 1d(3) — compare bead 5

2. : a molding encircling a cannon near the muzzle


[probably from New Latin astragalus, from Greek astragalos ]

: talus

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