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Definition of Pedestal


  1. 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.
  2. A casting secured to the frame of a truck and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
  3. A pillow block; a low housing.
  4. An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
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Pedestal Translations

pedestal in German is Sockel
pedestal in Portuguese is suporte
pedestal in Spanish is pedestal
pedestal in Swedish is postament