What does spandrel mean?

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ˈspæn drəlspan·drel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spandrel, spandril(noun)

    an approximately triangular surface area between two adjacent arches and the horizontal plane above them

Wiktionary

  1. spandrel(Noun)

    The space (often triangular) between the outer curve of an arch (the extrados) and a straight-sided figure that bounds it; the space between two contiguous arches and a straight feature above them

  2. spandrel(Noun)

    The triangular space under a stair; the material that fills the space

  3. spandrel(Noun)

    A horizontal member between the windows of each storey of a tall building

  4. spandrel(Noun)

    An oriental rug having a pattern of arches; the design in the corners of such a rug, especially in a prayer rug

  5. spandrel(Noun)

    A phenotypic characteristic that evolved as a side effect of a true adaptation

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spandrel(noun)

    the irregular triangular space between the curve of an arch and the inclosing right angle; or the space between the outer moldings of two contiguous arches and a horizontal line above them, or another arch above and inclosing them

  2. Spandrel(noun)

    a narrow mat or passe partout for a picture

  3. Origin: [From Span.]

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  1. Spandrel

    A spandrel, less often spandril or splaundrel, is the space between two arches or between an arch and a rectangular enclosure. There are four or five accepted and cognate meanings of spandrel in architectural and art history, mostly relating to the space between a curved figure and a rectangular boundary - such as the space between the curve of an arch and a rectilinear bounding moulding, or the wallspace bounded by adjacent arches in an arcade and the stringcourse or moulding above them, or the space between the central medallion of a carpet and its rectangular corners, or the space between the circular face of a clock and the corners of the square revealed by its hood. Also included is the space under a flight of stairs, if it is not occupied by another flight of stairs. This is a common location to find storage space in residential structures. In a building with more than one floor, the term spandrel is also used to indicate the space between the top of the window in one story and the sill of the window in the story above. The term is typically employed when there is a sculpted panel or other decorative element in this space, or when the space between the windows is filled with opaque or translucent glass, in this case called spandrel glass. In concrete or steel construction, an exterior beam extending from column to column usually carrying an exterior wall load is known as a spandrel beam.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spandrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spandrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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