• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Platband A border of flowers in a garden, along a wall or a parterre; hence, a border.
    • Platband (Arch) A flat molding, or group of moldings, the width of which much exceeds its projection, as the face of an architrave.
    • Platband (Arch) A list or fillet between the flutings of a column.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n platband A border of flowers in a garden, or along a wall or the side of a parterre.
    • n platband In architecture: Any flat rectangular molding the projection of which is much less than its width; a fascia
    • n platband A lintel formed with voussoirs in the manner of an arch, but with the intrados horizontal—a common and vicious modern construction, but employed even in some Roman and medieval work in places where a true arch was not convenient, and when monoliths of sufficient size were not available. See cut of flat arch, under arch
    • n platband The fillets between the flutes of an Ionic or a Corinthian column.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. plate-bande,; plat, plate, flat, level + bande, a band


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Associated Words: parterre, platband, terrace.
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