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noun 
  1. (architecture) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp, or the like; the part on which an upright work stands. It consists of three parts, the base, the die or dado, and the cornice or surbase molding. See Illust. of {Column}.
    1. (Railroad Cars) A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
  2. (Mach.) A pillow block; a low housing.
  3. (Bridge Building) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
  4. Pedestal coil (steam Heating), a group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, -- used in a radiator.
Etymology: From piédestal, from piedistallo (pie "foot" di "of" stall "stand") "footstall".


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