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bolection

Syllabification: bo·lec·tion
Pronunciation: /bōˈlekSHən
 
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Definition of bolection in English:

noun

[usually as modifier] Architecture
A decorative molding that separates two planes (or surfaces), especially around a wooden panel, usually convex.
Example sentences
  • The eight portraits were set into the panelling and were framed within matching, painted bolection mouldings.
  • Such chests were made in and near Concord, in eastern Massachusetts, and their distinguishing characteristics include fluted pilasters surmounted by bolection moldings, or ‘swelled friezes.’
  • The bolection profile imitates the opposing curves of a Baroque architectural façade, whilst helping to project the painting against a correspondingly opulent interior.

Origin

mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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