Meaning of PILASTER in English


/pi las"teuhr/ , n. Archit.

a shallow rectangular feature projecting from a wall, having a capital and base and usually imitating the form of a column.

[ 1565-75; PILE 1 (in obs. sense "pillar") + -ASTER 1 , modeled on It pilastro or ML pilastrum ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .