Meaning of coussinet in English:

coussinet

noun

Architecture
  • 1 rare 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".

Pronunciation

coussinet

/ˌkuːsɪˈneɪ/ /ˈkʊsɪnɛt/

Origin

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