Ac`ro*te`ri*um (#), n.; pl. Acrotplwia] (#). [L., fr. Gr. summit, fr. topmost.] Arch. (a)

One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.

J. H. Parker. (b)

One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.


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