Definitions for: Astragal

[n] a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture
[n] the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint

Webster (1913) Definition: As"tra*gal, n. [L. astragalus, Gr. ? the ankle bone,
a molding in the capital of the Ionic column.]
1. (Arch.) A convex molding of rounded surface, generally
from half to three quarters of a circle.

2. (Gun.) A round molding encircling a cannon near the mouth.

Synonyms: anklebone, astragalus, bead, beading, beadwork, talus

See Also: ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, bead and quirk, bone, molding, mortise joint, moulding, os, quirk bead

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