Adjective "Volute" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Volute


    Definition:

    1. a spiral or twisted formation or object.

    2. Architecture. a spiral ornament, found especially in the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

    3. Carpentry. a horizontal scrolled termination to the handrail of a stair.

    4. Zoology. a turn or whorl of a spiral shell. any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Volutidae, many species of which have shells prized for their coloration.

    5. the spiral casing surrounding the impeller of a volute pump. adjecti

    Examples:

    "capitals can be volute."

    "headstocks can be volute."