dentil

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Dentils in an entablature

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From French dentille, ultimately from Latin dente, ablative singular of dēns.

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dentil (plural dentils)

  1. (architecture) Any one of a series of small rectangular blocks projecting like teeth from a molding or beneath a cornice.

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