PIEDROIT

, in Architecture, a kind of square pillar, or pier, partly hid within a wall. Differing from the Pilaster by having no regular base nor capital.

Piedroit is also used for a part of the solid wall annexed to a door or window; comprehending the doorpost, chambranle, tableau, leaf, &c.

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

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PICARD (John)
PICCOLOMINI (Alexander)
PICKET
PIECES
PIEDOUCHE
* PIEDROIT
PIER
PIKE
PILASTER
PILES
PILLAR