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torsel (plural torsels)

  1. (carpentry) A plate of timber for the end of a beam or joist to rest on.
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  2. A twisted scroll.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for torsel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)