Ped"i*ment (?), n. [L. pes, pedis, a foot. See Foot.] Arch.

Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.

 

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