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Definition of Greek key in English:


A pattern of interlocking right-angled spirals.
Example sentences
  • In the 1870s engineering firms began to market geometric etching machines which led to the mass production of glasses decorated with linear patterns including circles and the Greek key.
  • Another important find is a bronze belt plate of the classic Greek key design.
  • The architrave includes a Greek key design and other symbols, and the side archivolts are decorated with acanthus leaves.
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