1 String- or belt-course, usually a band, projecting slightly from a wall, normally used in connection with fortifications.
2 Slightly projecting step or riser at the lower edge of each part of a stepped ramp so that each section between steps has less of an inclination than the ramp as a whole (called scala cordonata or scala a cordoni), for surer footing. It is essentially a step-division in an inclined plane.
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