An"te*fix` (#), n.; pl. E. Antefixes (#); L. Antefixa (#). [L. ante + fixus fixed.] Arch.

(a) An ornament fixed upon a frieze.

(b) An ornament at the eaves, concealing the ends of the joint tiles of the roof.

(c) An ornament of the cymatium of a classic cornice, sometimes pierced for the escape of water.


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