Tuscan order


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Tuscan order

Tuscan order

n. Architecture
A classical order similar to Roman Doric but having columns with an unfluted shaft and a simplified base, capital, and entablature.
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Noun1.Tuscan order - a Roman order that resembles the Doric order but without a fluted shaftTuscan order - a Roman order that resembles the Doric order but without a fluted shaft
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
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