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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Plinth \Plinth\, noun [L. plinthus, Gr. ? a brick or tile, a plinth, perh. akin to E. flint: cf. F. plinthe.] (Arch.) In classical architecture, a vertically faced member immediately below the circular base of a column; also, the lowest member of a pedestal; hence, in general, the lowest member of a base; a sub-base; a block upon which the moldings of an architrave or trim are stopped at the bottom. See Illust. of {Column}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

plinth

noun

1: an architectural support or base (as for a column or statue) [syn: {pedestal}, {plinth}, {footstall}]


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