Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n mutule In architecture, a projecting piece in the form of a flat block under the corona of the Doric cornice, corresponding to the modillion of other orders. The mutules are placed one over every triglyph and metope, and bear on the under side guttæ or drops, which represent the heads of pegs or treenails in the primitive wooden construction, to the rafter-ends of which the mutules correspond. See cut under gutta.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Mutule mūt′ūl a kind of square, flat bracket used in the Doric order of architecture, above each triglyph and each metope, having round projections like nail-heads on the lower surface.