The top member of a pillar, pier, wall, etc., upon which the weight of an arch rests.
Upper course of pilaster, pillar or pier, from which an arch springs. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 412)
1. A column that supports the end of an arch. 2. Load bearing portion of a wall.
A member in the wall, usually formed of a projecting bracket-like molding, on which the end of an arch rests.
The point where an arch rests on a wall or column, or the upper part of a pier from which an arch springs.
projection marking the point from which the arch springs from its support.
The moulding of a pier at the springing of an arch.
Wall bracket to support arch.
the upper course of a pillar or abutment, frequently projecting in the form of an ornamental moulding or capital, on which the foot of an arch rests
the lowest stone in an arch -- from which it springs
a projecting moulding supporting an arch
Slab above a column capital at the point of the spring of an arch.
Horizontal band from which arch begins
the projection, often moulded, at the springing of an arch, upon which the arch appears to rest.
the row of stones on which an arch rests.
The surface which receives the vertical weight at the bottom of an arch.
The moulded high point of a pillar from which the arch springs
A moulding, bracket, or masonry course in a wall that supports the end of an arch.