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spandrel.
1. Quasi-triangular plane, the hanse or haunch, framed by the extrados of an arch, a horizontal line projected from the crown, and a vertical line rising from the springing, often decorated.

2. Similar plane between two arches in an arcade.

3. Web of a vault between two ribs.

4. Triangle formed between the string of a stair and the floor.

5. In a framed structure the panel between the cill of a window and the top of the window below.

6. Approximately triangular space between the curve of a brace and a post and beam in a medieval timber truss.

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spandrel

span·drel / ˈspandrəl/ • n. Archit. the almost triangular space between one side of the outer curve of an arch, a wall, and the ceiling or framework. ∎  the space between the shoulders of adjoining arches and the ceiling or molding above.

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spandrel

spandrel (archit.) space between either shoulder of an arch and the surrounding rectangular framework. XV. perh. f. AN. spaund(e)re, poss. f. espaundre EXPAND; see -EL2
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