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Meaning of ASTRAGAL

Pronunciation:  'astrugul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
  2. [n]  the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
 

ASTRAGAL is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: anklebone, astragalus, bead, beading, beadwork, talus
 
 See Also: ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, bead and quirk, bone, molding, mortise joint, moulding, os, quirk bead

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As"tra*gal\, n. [L. astragalus, Gr. ? the ankle bone,
a molding in the capital of the Ionic column.]
1. (Arch.) A convex molding of rounded surface, generally
   from half to three quarters of a circle.

2. (Gun.) A round molding encircling a cannon near the mouth.

 

 

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