ASTRAGAL

, in Architecture, a small round moulding, which encompasses the top of the fust or shaft of a column, like a ring or bracelet. The shaft always terminates at top with an astragal, and at bottom with a fillet, which in this place is called ozia.

Astragal

, in Gunuery, is a kind of ring or moulding on a piece of ordnance, at about half a foot distance from the muzzle or mouth; serving as an ornament to the gun. as the former does to a column.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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