En*tab"la*ture (?; 135), n. [OF. entablature: cf. It intavolatura, fr. LL. intabulare to construct a basis; L. in + tabulatum board work, flooring, fr. tabula. See Table.] Arch.
The superstructure which lies horizontally upon the columns. See Illust. of Column, Cornice.
⇒ It is commonly divided into architrave, the part immediately above the column; frieze, the central space; and cornice, the upper projecting moldings.
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