scuncheon


scuncheon
scuncheon [{{t}}'skʌntʃən]
noun
{{}}Architecture{{}} battée f

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  • scuncheon — /skun cheuhn/, n. Archit. sconcheon. * * * …   Universalium

  • scuncheon — n. slanted interior part of a door jamb; slanted inner section of a window frame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scuncheon — [ skʌn(t)ʃ(ə)n] noun the inside face of a door jamb or window frame. Origin ME: shortening of OFr. escoinson, based on coin corner …   English new terms dictionary

  • scuncheon — scun•cheon [[t]ˈskʌn tʃən[/t]] n. bui archit. sconcheon …   From formal English to slang

  • scuncheon —   n. bevelled inner edge of door jamb or window frame …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scuncheon — n. the inside face of a door jamb, window frame, etc. Etymology: ME f. OF escoinson (as EX (1), COIN) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sconcheon — /skon cheuhn/, n. Archit. the reveal of a window or doorway from the frame to the inner face of the wall. Also, scuncheon, esconson. [1325 75; ME sconchon, sconcheon < OF escoinson corner, cut angle, deriv. of coin, cuigne angle; see COIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • squinch — squinch1 /skwinch/, n. Archit. a small arch, corbeling, or the like, built across the interior angle between two walls, as in a square tower for supporting the side of a superimposed octagonal spire. [1490 1500; var. of scunch, short for… …   Universalium

  • squinch — squinch1 noun a straight or arched structure across an interior angle of a square tower, bearing a superstructure such as a dome. Origin C15: alt. of obs. scunch, abbrev. of scuncheon. squinch2 verb chiefly N. Amer. 1》 tense up the muscles of… …   English new terms dictionary

  • sconcheon — scon•cheon [[t]ˈskɒn tʃən[/t]] also scuncheon n. bui archit. the reveal of a window or doorway from the frame to the inner face of the wall • Etymology: 1325–75; ME sconchon, sconcheon < OF escoinson corner, cut angle, der. of coin, cuigne… …   From formal English to slang

  • squinch — I [[t]skwɪntʃ[/t]] n. archit. a small arch, corbeling, etc., built across the interior angle between two walls, as in a square tower for supporting a superimposed octagonal spire • Etymology: 1490–1500; var. of scunch, short for scuncheon < MF …   From formal English to slang


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