Definition of caryatid noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

caryatid

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌkæriˈæt̮əd//
 
, NAmE//ˈkæriəˌtɪd//
 
(architecture)
 
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a statue of a female figure used as a supporting pillar in a building
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: caryatid