Definition of egg and dart in English:

egg and dart


  • A motif of alternating eggs and darts, used to enrich an ovolo molding.

    • ‘The ornamental patterns - among them classical egg and dart, a wave pattern, a braid and twisted bands - were arranged to suggest contrasting directions and speeds of movement.’
    • ‘You can find dozens of versions of egg-and-dart molding.’
    • ‘The beautiful table features a rectangular top with egg and dart moulded border.’
    • ‘The cornice motif beneath the shelf is a single row of pressed brick in egg-and-dart design.’