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1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other projection supporting a beam.

3 Bend of 90° such as that at the top of a Classical architrave round a doorway suggesting the ends of a lintel, called ear, elbow, lug, etc. See crossette.

4 Label-stop, especially if the label or hood-mould is cranked at 90°.

5 Kneeler.

6 Length of stair-balustrade handrail bent in a convex curve where a flight arrives at a landing: opposite of the concave ramp.

Subjects: Architecture.


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