Part of speech: noun

Arch. The structure that rests horizontally upon the columns and sustains the roof.

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Usage examples "entablature":

  1. Two 6- panelled sections at each end of this screen are flanked by fluted pilasters with modified capitals supporting a plain entablature. - "The Fairfax County Courthouse", Ross D. Netherton Ruby Waldeck.
  2. They were originally continued round the entablature of the Parthenon, and formed ninety- two groups. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)", Shearjashub Spooner.
  3. A. Annexed to Sunningwell Church, Berkshire, is a singular porch or building, sexagonal in form, at the angles of which are projecting columns of the Ionic order supporting an entablature. - "The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture, Elucidated by Question and Answer, 4th ed.", Matthew Holbeche Bloxam.