Definition of astragal in English:


Line breaks: as¦tra|gal
Pronunciation: /ˈastrəg(ə)l


  • 1A moulding or wooden strip of semicircular cross section.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


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

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