[syn: beading, bead, beadwork, astragal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Astragal \As"tra*gal\, n. [L. astragalus, Gr. ? the ankle bone,
a molding in the capital of the Ionic column.]
1. (Arch.) A convex molding of rounded surface, generally
from half to three quarters of a circle.
2. (Gun.) A round molding encircling a cannon near the mouth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones
to form the ankle joint [syn: anklebone, astragal,
2: a beaded molding for edging or decorating furniture [syn:
beading, bead, beadwork, astragal]