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A platform above the base and the dado of a pedestal.

[French, from Old French : en-, in, on; see en-1 + table, table; see table + -ment, -ment.]
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(Architecture) the platform of a pedestal, above the dado, that supports a statue
[C17: from Old French]
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(ɛnˈteɪ bəl mənt)

the platform above the dado on a pedestal.
[1655–65; < French, =entable(r) to table + -ment -ment]
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Justin Bieber - see Question 8 entablement? ANSWERS: 1 Rummy; 2 Habitually write a different word from the one intended; 3 New Orleans; 4 Bread dipped in a mixture of melted cheese and wine; 5 The budgerigar; 6 Napoleon III; 7 A tropical African hardwood; 8 Canada; 9 Kirk Douglas; 10 A statue.
What would you find placed on an entablement? Justin Bieber - see Question 8