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Architectural Terminology

Architects have a language all their own. How many architectural terms can you name based on the clue given?
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First submittedJuly 29, 2013
Last updatedApril 20, 2015
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Type of Ancient Greek column
Ionic
Doric
Corinthian
The exterior face of a building
Fa├žade
Design made by setting small colored tiles into a surface
Mosaic
Small "tooth-like" block under cornices
Dentil
A sculptured or ornamented band in a building
Frieze
Sculpture carved on a surface to stand out from the background
Relief
Series of arches supported by columns
Arcade
A structure projecting from a sloping roof usually containing a window
Dormer
Horizontal molding to protect walls from chair backs
Chair Rail
The top part of a pillar or column
Capital
A round "eye shaped" roof opening
Oculus
Vertical posts forming the sides of window or door frames
Jamb
A projecting bracket of stone supporting an arch
Corbel
Circular building or room, especially with a dome.
Rotunda
Square or rectangular column base
Plinth
A grotesquely carved figure with an open mouth for water drainage
Gargoyle
A supporting beam across the top of a wall opening.
Lintel
The protruding shelf above a fireplace
Mantel
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level 75
Oct 23, 2014
I enjoyed this one and learned some new things. I tried face and facet - facade just wouldn't come to me.
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level 68
Apr 20, 2015
The shelf above the fireplace is spelled MANTEL. A MANTLE is either a cloak or the little gauze bag used in an old-fashioned gas lantern.