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- (architecture) A dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome.
- 1886, Robert Louis Stephenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
- the light falling dimly through the foggy cupola.
- 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 101:
- The stations on the City & South London were small but pretty, with cupolas to accommodate the winding gear of the small and claustrophobic hydraulic lifts.
- (military, railroad) A small turret, usually on a hatch of an armoured fighting vehicle.
- (geology) An upward-projecting mass of plutonic rock extending from a larger batholith.
- (geometry) A solid formed by joining two polygons, one (the base) with twice as many edges as the other, by an alternating band of isosceles triangles and rectangles.
- A type of furnace used for smelting.
- 2008, Matthew Stein, When Technology Fails, →ISBN:
- The cupola has a small cylindrical chimney-like bore that is lined with a refractory material.
- 2009, S.K. Garg, Comprehensive Workshop Technology, →ISBN, page 260:
- Cast iron produced in a cupola possesses the following advantages : The cost of melting is low. The control of chemical composition is better. Temperature control is easier. Molten metals can be tapped from the cupola at regular intervals.
- (anatomy) A small cap over a structure that is shaped like a dome or inverted cup.
- the posterior cupola of the cartilaginous nasal capsule
- 1937, Sir Gavin De Beer, The Development of the Vertebrate Skull, page 180:
- From each anterior cupola there projects forwards the processus prenasalis lateralis inferior.
- 2015, Charles E. Smith, Trauma Anesthesia, →ISBN, page 85:
- The cupola of the lung is mostly medial and posterior to the vein as it begins to course deeper into the thorax (Fig. 5.7).
- (railways, Canada, dated) a small viewing window in the top of the caboose for looking over the train, or the the part of the caboose where one looks through this window.
architecture: dome-shaped ornamental structure
military: small turret
- Rhymes: -upola
cupola f (plural cupole)
- → Alemannic German: Chupple
- → Bulgarian: купол (kupol)
- → Catalan: cúpula
- → Czech: kopule, kupole
- → Dutch: koepel
- → English: cupola
- → French: coupole
- → German: Kuppel
- → Hungarian: kupola
- → Macedonian: купола (kupola)
- → Polish: kopuła
- → Portuguese: cúpula
- → Russian: купол (kupol)
- → Serbo-Croatian:
- → Slovak: kupola
- → Spanish: cúpula