Meaning of coussinet in English:

coussinet

Pronunciation /ˌkuːsɪˈneɪ/ /ˈkʊsɪnɛt/

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noun

Architecture
  • 1rare The lowest voussoir of an arch or vault, which rests on the impost.

  • 2The part of the end faces of an Ionic capital between the abacus and echinus, terminating in the outer curves of the volutes on the capital's main faces. Compare "pillow", "rind".

Origin

Early 18th century. From French coussinet from coussin + -et.