One of the small pedestals, for statues or other ornaments, placed on the apex and at the basal angles of a pediment. Acroteria are also sometimes placed upon the gables in Gothic architecture.
One of the pedestals, for vases or statues, forming a part roof balustrade.
(AC-ro-TER-i-um) or acroterion (AC-ro-TER-i-on), pl., acroteria. The ornamental finial at the apex or corner of a roof, or the lower angles of a pediment or an ornamental projection from a pediment serving as a base for a sculptured figure.