puteal (plural puteals)

(architecture) An enclosure around a well to prevent people from falling into it.


• Paulet, tulpae

Source: Wiktionary

Pu"te*al, n. Etym: [L., fr. puteus well.] (Arch.)

Definition: An inclosure surrounding a well to prevent persons from falling into it; a well curb. Weale.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

13 April 2024


(noun) the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice

coffee icon

Coffee Trivia

According to Guinness World Records, the most massive cup of coffee contained 22,739.14 liters and was created by Alcaldía Municipal de Chinchiná (Colombia) at Parque de Bolívar, Chinchiná, Caldas, Colombia, on 15 June 2019. Fifty people worked for more than a month to build this giant cup. The drink prepared was Arabic coffee.

coffee icon