Definitions for volutevəˈlut
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a spiral or twisted formation or object.
a spiral ornament, found esp. on the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
a horizontal scrolled termination to the handrail of a stair.
Category: Building Trades
a turn or whorl of a spiral shell. any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Volutidae, many having vivid shells.
(adj.)having a volute or rolled-up form.
Origin of volute:
1690–1700; (< F) < L volūta, ptp. of volvere to turn. See revolve
ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix(adj)
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
"a coil of rope"
coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate(adj)
in the shape of a coil
The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
The spirls or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
Any marine gastropod of the (super)family Volutidae.
Origin: From and , from voluta, from the feminine of volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō.
a spiral scroll which forms the chief feature of the Ionic capital, and which, on a much smaller scale, is a feature in the Corinthian and Composite capitals. See Illust. of Capital, also Helix, and Stale
a spiral turn, as in certain shells