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.
- A wide, low-pitched gable surmounting the façade of a building in the Grecian style.
- A triangular element, similar to or derivative of a Grecian pediment, used widely in architecture and decoration.
- Geology A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope, often covered with alluvium, formed primarily by erosion.