Cous"si*net` (k??s"s?-n?t`), n. [F., dim. of coussin cushion. See Cushionet.] Arch. (a)

A stone placed on the impost of a pier for receiving the first stone of an arch.

(b)

That part of the Ionic capital between the abacus and quarter round, which forms the volute.

Gwilt.

 

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