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Place of worship for Buddhists of the Far East, usually made up of a series of stories, each with its own roof.
pagoda finial roof eave balustrade pillar tile podium stairs bracket base beam

finial click to hear

Ornament tapering to a point, located at the apex of the uppermost roof.

roof click to hear

Sloping surface surmounting each of the pagoda’s floors.

eave click to hear

Roof projection extending from the face of the wall.

balustrade click to hear

Support railing along the open edge of the floor.

pillar click to hear

Solid piece of wood used to support a frame.

tile click to hear

Hard surface, usually made of baked molded clay, used as a covering for roofs.

podium click to hear

Platform surmounting the base.

stairs click to hear

Series of steps leading to the pagoda entrance.

bracket click to hear

Projection used to support a beam.

base click to hear

Masonry work on which the pagoda rests.

beam click to hear

Horizontal piece of wood that supports the weight of the roof.