spandrel-bracket

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spandrel-bracket.
1. Infilling of the spandrel (6) of a medieval truss, to strengthen it.

2. One of several brackets, set in a vertical plane, fixed between one or more curves and the circumference of a circle set in a horizontal plane: it is used to construct cornices, coves, etc., for plasterer's work.

Bibliography

Nicholson (1835);
W. Papworth (1887)