That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.
- Architecture A plain or decorated horizontal part of an entablature between the architrave and cornice.
- Architecture A decorative horizontal band, as along the upper part of a wall in a room.
- A coarse, shaggy woolen cloth with an uncut nap.
- A dense, low-pile surface, as in carpeting, resembling such cloth.