Architectural and Engineering Glossary
A door having stiles,rails,and sometimes mutins which form one or more frames around (thinner) recessed panels.
A system for heating a room or space by panels (in the walls,floor,ceiling,or along the baseboard) in which there are electric heating elements,hot air pipes,or hot water pipes.
A brothel in which the rooms are lined with sliding panels which facilitate robberies of house patrons.
A metal panel usually used to convert a half glass recessed panel type door to an all metal unit.
A small lamp or a luminaire used to provide local lighting on instrument panels and the like.
In a truss,the distance between two adjacent joints along either the upper or the lower chord.
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1.Door lining having panels similar to those on the door.2.Lining around a window frame which matches the sash paneling.
A molding surrounding a panel.See also bolection molding,drop molding.
A very slender wire nail with a small head;usually used in finished work.
A point where members of a truss intersect.
A radiator which is set into a wall panel or baseboard.
A small saw having closely set teeth; used in cutting thin panels and the like.
A narrow piece of metal or wood used to conceal a joint between two sheathing boards forming a panel.
Same as perpendicular tracery.
A non load-bearing wall between columns or piers in skeleton construction;such walls are supported at each story by the building frame.
Same as panel door.
See electroluminescent lamp.
1.In Tudor Revival,the decorative panels formed by half timbering.2.Same as pane,3.
A rivet having a head whose shape is that of a truncated cone.
A door locking device used on exit doors;the door latch releases when a bar,across the inside of the door,is pushed.
See panic exit device.
An electric switch that controls a security lighting system in a home;often located in the master bedroom.
Any basketlike architectural member,once especially applied to capitals resembling baskets.
A building (often a jail) planned with corridors which radiate from a single,central point. A person located at the central point can observe each of the converging halls.
A building containing an exhibit of an extended pictorial representation of landscape or some event of note;usually depicted of a large, wide area.
1.A temple dedicated to all the Gods. 2.(Cap.) The Rotunda in Rome,formerly a temple to all the gods, now a church. 3.The Pantheon in Paris, the former church of Sainte Geneviève, now a shrine to national heroes.
A drafting instrument for copying drawings, plans,etc.,either on the same scale or on an enlarged or a reduced scale.
1.A serving room between kitchen and dining space.2.A room for storage of food supplies; a larder. 3.A room for preparing refreshments,not complete meals.
A downward outlet from an eaves gutter.
A form for concrete made of a heavy paper material.
Any lath having a paper backing.
Any area which is free and open to the general public at all times.
Facilities for public use,such as drinking fountains,restrooms,telephones,and internet connections.