Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of dosseret in English:
An additional block of stone placed above an abacus in the columns of a Byzantine or Romanesque arcade.
- The naves are divided by columns topped with dosserets and decorated with bas-reliefs.
- The interior is divided into nave and aisles by Corinthian columns with high dosserets that rise to pointed arches.
- On the north, the lowest of these marks is an X on the fourth course of the west dosseret of north wall of the aisle.
Mid 19th century: from French, diminutive of dossier 'back' (denoting a supporting structure).
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