Definition of cockbead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäkbēd/


A projecting wooden molding used to decorate furniture.
Example sentences
  • The epitome of the English cabinet maker's art, the solid oak, raised and fielded panel doors are set into a traditional oak frame and cock-bead.



Example sentences
  • The door of the recessed cupboard is often paneled and sometimes flush, with a cock-beaded edge to match the drawer fronts.
  • Fluted brackets, cornice, and cock-beaded doors are subtle detailing on this otherwise vernacular expression.
  • He bought the case with four cock-beaded long drawers on base molding with shaped bracket feet.


Example sentences
  • The drawers in the desk section have the remnants of cock-beading - a projecting bead molding that originated in furniture design to protect veneer edges on drawer fronts.
  • In other situations the cock-beading is added directly to the edges of the drawer front.
  • This small chest's four drawers have fronts with cock-beading, cross banding and figured maple inset panels.

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Syllabification: cock·bead

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