Pronunciation: (är'ki-trāv"), [key]
n. Archit.
1. the lowermost member of a classical entablature, resting originally upon columns. See diag. under column.
2. a molded or decorated band framing a panel or an opening, esp. a rectangular one, as of a door or window.

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