Definition of pediment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pediment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpedɪmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedɪmənt//
 
(architecture) Architectural features
 
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the part in the shape of a triangle above the entrance of a building in the ancient Greek style See related entries: Architectural features Word Origin late 16th cent. (as periment): perhaps an alteration of pyramid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pediment