/chap"treuhl/, n. Archit.
1. a capital, as on a pilaster or vaulting shaft, engaged in masonry on one or more sides.
2. a small capital.
[1670-80; CHAPTER + -el < L -ellum dim. suffix]

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Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Chaptrel — Chap trel, n. [See {Chapiter}.] (Arch.) An impost. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaptrel — chap·trel …   English syllables

  • chaptrel — ˈchaptrəl noun ( s) Etymology: irregular from chapiter + el : impost III …   Useful english dictionary

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