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antefix


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antefix  \An"te*fix`\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Antefixes};  L.  {Antefixa}.  [L. 
  ante  +  fixus  fixed.]  (Arch.) 
  a  An  ornament  fixed  upon  a  frieze. 
  b  An  ornament  at  the  eaves,  concealing  the  ends  of  the 
  joint  tiles  of  the  roof. 
  c  An  ornament  of  the  cymatium  of  a  classic  cornice, 
  sometimes  pierced  for  the  escape  of  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antefix 
  n  :  carved  ornament  at  the  eaves  of  a  tile  roof  concealing  the 
  joints  between  tiles 




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