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trumeau

(trʊˈməʊ)
n, pl -meaux (-ˈməʊz)
(Architecture) architect a section of a wall or pillar between two openings
[from French]

tru•meau

(truˈmoʊ)

n., pl. -meaux (-ˈmoʊz)
a column supporting a tympanum of a doorway at its center.
[1885–90; < French; Old French trumel leg, calf, perhaps < Frankish *thrum piece (see thrum2)]
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