chambranle meaning

  "chambranle" in a sentence
/shã-brãlˈ/ (architecture)
  noun
  A decoration around the frame of a doorway, fireplace or other opening
  ORIGIN: Fr

[Architecture]

A structural feature, often ornamental, enclosing the sides and top of a doorway, window, fireplace, or similar opening. The top piece or lintel is called the transverse and the side pieces or jambs the ascendants.

Examples

  1. They are missing part of a typical recessed frame known as a chambranle, which typically have sockets for clamps to support later additions.

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