Definition of spandrel wall in English:

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spandrel wall


A wall built on the curve of an arch, filling in the spandrel.
Example sentences
  • All of the exterior spandrel walls and portions of the interior spandrel walls were replaced.
  • In 1828, the spandrel walls had to be reconstructed under the consultation of Sir John Rennie.
  • Lateral movement of the spandrel walls probably caused the radial cracking in the arches.

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Syllabification: span·drel wall

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