- 1A distinctive section or ornament at the apex of a roof, canopy, etc. on a building: curving gables topped by sculptured finialsMore example sentences
- This is one of the most successful small classical buildings of its period, with a widely spaced Roman Doric hemicycle, and a copper roof with a bulbous finial for the clock.
- Roof finials, chimneys, color bands, shallow balconies, and textured paving are some characteristic elements of Portuguese style.
- Worn walls reformed themselves into a series of buttresses and rounded finials, bearded caryatids, zoomorphic statues.
- 1.1An ornament at the top, end, or corner of an object: ornate curtain poles with decorative finialsMore example sentences
- Most manufacturers make it possible to mix and match poles, drapery rings, decorative finials and holdbacks in a variety of finishes - from white and ebony to antique gold, brass and copper.
- These railings once boasted elaborate lamp brackets with decorative scrolls and finials.
- Your fencing can be customized with ornate finials, scrolls, rings, and your choice of three distinctive picket tops and post caps.
late Middle English: from Old French fin or Latin finis 'end'.
More definitions of finialDefinition of finial in:
- The US English dictionary