Definition of astragal in English:

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astragal

Pronunciation: /ˈastrəɡ(ə)l/

noun

1A moulding or wooden strip of semicircular cross section.
Example sentences
  • Of the 286 planes, the majority, were simple moldings like common ogees, astragals, beads, hollows and rounds.
  • Each panel has attached astragal beading with curved comers topped by a beaded and fluted moulded cornice.
1.1 Architecture A narrow semicircular moulding round the top or bottom of a column.
Example sentences
  • A plain astragal ringed the column beneath its plain cap.
  • There is a thick overlapping astragal running round the columns carrying the vaults and arches.
2A bar separating panes of glass in cabinetmaking.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from astragalus, partly via French astragale.

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