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pillar

pillar

[pil-er]
pillar, freestanding columnar supporting member. It is a general term, little used as an exact architectural definition except as applied to an upright support in the medieval styles, consisting of an assemblage of juxtaposed shafts and moldings; unlike the column, it does not adhere to the rules of the orders of architecture.
A pillar is similar to a column which is a vertical support structure in architecture, but the base section is any shape but circular.

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