terminal figure


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Noun1.terminal figure - (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillarterminal figure - (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome
statue - a sculpture representing a human or animal
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
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They are all generally of simple design, both in silver and pewter, their only decoration being the terminal figure.