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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cupola  \Cu"po*la\  (k?"p?-l?),  n.;  pl  {Cupolas}  (-l?z).  [It. 
  cupola,  LL  cupula,  cuppula  (cf.  L.  cupula  little  tub).  fr 
  cupa,  cuppa,  cup;  cf  L.  cupa  tub.  So  called  on  account  of 
  its  resemblance  to  a  cup  turned  over  See  {Cup},  and  cf 
  {Cupule}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  A  roof  having  a  rounded  form  hemispherical  or 
  nearly  so  also  a  ceiling  having  the  same  form  When  on  a 
  large  scale  it  is  usually  called  {dome}. 
 
  2.  A  small  structure  standing  on  the  top  of  a  dome;  a 
  lantern. 
 
  3.  A  furnace  for  melting  iron  or  other  metals  in  large 
  quantity,  --  used  chiefly  in  foundries  and  steel  works 
 
  4.  A  revolving  shot-proof  turret  for  heavy  ordnance. 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  The  top  of  the  spire  of  the  cochlea  of  the  ear. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cupola 
  n  1:  a  vertical  cylindrical  furnace  for  melting  iron  for  casting 
  2:  a  roof  in  the  form  of  a  dome 




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