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Definition of pediment:

  1. Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.

Synonyms:

doorjamb, doorplate, arch, doorstop, doorknocker, doorbell, door, doorstep, doorknob, doorpost.

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