What does astragal mean?

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ˈæs trə gəlas·tra·gal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talusnoun

    the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

  2. beading, bead, beadwork, astragalnoun

    a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture

Wiktionary

  1. astragalnoun

    A molding for edging or decorating furniture.

    Etymology: From ἀστράγαλος.

  2. astragalnoun

    A molding attached to double doors to prevent drafts.

    Etymology: From ἀστράγαλος.

  3. astragalnoun

    The bone in the ankle connecting to the leg bones to form the ankle joint.

    Etymology: From ἀστράγαλος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astragalnoun

    a convex molding of rounded surface, generally from half to three quarters of a circle

    Etymology: [L. astragalus, Gr. the ankle bone, a molding in the capital of the Ionic column.]

  2. Astragalnoun

    a round molding encircling a cannon near the mouth

    Etymology: [L. astragalus, Gr. the ankle bone, a molding in the capital of the Ionic column.]

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  1. Astragal

    An astragal is a moulding profile composed of a half-round surface surrounded by two flat planes. An astragal is sometimes referred to as a miniature torus. It can be an architectural element used at the top or base of a column, but is also employed as a framing device on furniture and woodwork. The word "astragal" comes from the Greek and Latin for "vertebra," and the original astragals used in architecture were made in a beaded design, thereby resembling a vertebra. An astragal is commonly used to seal between a pair of doors. The astragal closes the clearance gap. The vertical member attaches to a stile on one of a pair of doors against which the other door strikes, or closes. Exterior astragals are kerfed for weatherstripping. Also flush head and foot bolt hardware is commonly mortised into the astragal to hold the inactive door in place, when both doors operate, at the top and bottom. It is related to Moulding. Also known as “meeting stile seals,” the term can refer to the raised half-round overlap where pairs of doors meet, such as is the case with French doors. An astragal is designed to be applied to one or both doors of a pair at their meeting edges. The astragal closes the clearance gap for the purpose of either providing a weather seal, ensuring privacy, preventing sound from leaking in or out of a room, minimizing the passage of light between the doors, or retarding the passage of smoke or flame during a fire.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. astragal

    A moulding formerly round a cannon, at a little distance from its breech, the cascabel, and another near the muzzle. It is a half round on a flat moulding.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of astragal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of astragal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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