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Latin. n. Projection, ornament at angle of a pediment, projection acting as breakwater. - pl. Acroteria.


 - (Arch.) (a) One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture. (b) One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.

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