venetian dentil

noun
Usage: usually capitalized V
: one of a series of cubical projections alternating with splayed surfaces that may be formed along the edge of a projecting band by cutting bevels at intervals to produce notches with the dentils between; also : the ornament or ornamentation so produced

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Archit.
(on an archivolt or molding) one of a series of small rectangular blocks having chamfers at alternate edges.
[1895-1900]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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