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