A wall or column with sloping faces or sides making it narrower at the top than at the bottom.
Examples from Buffalo architecture: ...
- An inclined face of wall; hence ed.
Boards - Boards erected at the corners of a proposed building to specifically locate and show corners and show foundation wall height.
A column that is larger at the base and slopes inward toward the top of the column. Used extensively on Craftsman-style homes, especially for lighter columns supported by heavy masonry piers.
Bay Window ...
ing Ram - A large beam of wood capped with a metal tip. Used to knock down castle gates.
Batter - A sloping part of a curtain wall. The sharp angle at the base of all walls and towers along their exterior surface; talus.
- An inclined face of wall; hence ed. The Sutton war memorial is described as a ed square pedestal, not because it has been knocked around, but because it narrows slightly from the base to the top.
An inclined face of wall; hence battered
Internal compartments of a building; each divided from the other not by solid walls but by divisions only marked in the side walls (columns, pilasters, etc) or the ceiling (beams, etc).
ed: leaning inward.
bay: (1) division of a church between one pier and the next; (2) division of a facade corresponding to one window.
belvedere: a tower or loggia for enjoying the view.
battered chimney - a brick or masonry chimney with sides that are graduated so that its rectangular shape is wider at the bottom than the top.
The inclined surface of a wall, most pronounced at the base.
Batter - To step back or gently slope inward, a wall or embankment. To be smaller at the top than at the bottom.
- an inclined face on an external wall surface, most pronounced at the base.
Battered Wall - Wall leaning inward from its base rather than outward
Belt Course - Narrow horizontal band projecting from exterior walls, usually defining interior floor levels
Belvedere - Projection from top of roof; also called cupola ...
- upwardly receding slope of a wall or column.
Bays - internal compartments of a building; ...
That part of the outside base of the curtain wall which is sloped at a 45º angle. It is used to bounce rocks off of into attacking forces.
, ing: (1) A wall with a receding slope from the ground upwards, narrowing at the top, is said to be ed. See plinth, spur, talus.
Ram: battering ram
Revet: face with a layer of stone, stone slabs etc., for more strength. Some earth mottes were revetted with stone.
Sapping: undermining, as of a castle wall ...
* Ram - See: ing-ram
* Rampart - Defensive stone or earth wall surrounding castle.
* Rath - Low, circular ringwork.
* Ravelin - Outwork with two faces forming a salient angle; like in a star-shaped fort.
The other bank of the stream was open ground -- a gentle slope topped with a stockade of vertical tree trunks, loopholed for rifles, ...
- also known as talus or plinth. A sloping part of a curtain wall. The sharp angle at the base of all walls and towers along their exterior surface; talus. Outward slope of a revetment.
y - grouping of artillery.
BATTER: A masonry or concrete wall which slopes backward from the perpendicular. BATTER BOARDS: Horizontal boards at exact elevations nailed to posts just outside the corners of a proposed building.
- An artificial, uniform, steep slope or its inclination, expressed as one horizontal to so many vertical units
Peg - A peg driven into the ground to show the limits of an earth slope ...
BATTER: The inward sloping of a wall-face. The stronger inclination at the foot of a wall being called a base-batter or talus.
BATTLEMENTS: A parapet, usually divided into short lengths or merlons by regularly placed openings or embrasures.
The inside face of a wall
Battlemented Describes the top of of a wall where there are rows of rectangular teeth. This is also known as crenellated or embattled
Bay A compartment into which a building is divided.
Forts thus evolved complex shapes that allowed defensive batteries of cannons to command interlocking fields of fire. Forward batteries commanded slopes which defended walls deeper in the complex from direct fire.
With the exception of the western facade, the exterior of the Gothic cathedral, with its towering buttresses and ies of winglike fliers, is essentially an exoskeleton designed for the support of the vaults.
based in a castle, who was in charge of law and order Shifting houseBuilding where gunpowder is checked and prepared Shot-holeHole for firearms, generally smaller than a gun-port Siege engineLarge weapon or device, such as a battering ram ...
The terrorist attacks on New York City demolished the World Trade Center, yet parts of a spherical sculpture by German artist Fritz Koenig miraculously survived. Koenig's Sphere was salvaged from the ruins and placed in y Park near New York ...
When concrete or stucco is applied, it usually has a smooth surface. Other common character defining features include battered walls, piers which taper downward towards their base, and solid balcony railings that inclined outward.
See also: Architecture, House, See, Ground, Tower