\ ˌa-krə-ˈtir-ē-ˌän, -ē-ən \

Plural: acroteria \ ˌa-​krə-​ˈtir-​ē-​ə  \

An ornamental block situated on the apex and/or the corners or eaves of a pediment. This architectural ornament has been produced, over time and across geographical areas, in various figurative forms.

Illustration from A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Banister Fletcher. Public Domain.

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