Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Sexfoil
SEX foyl


A six-lobed circle or arch formed by cusping

Used in windows and arches

In French, "foil" means "leaf." The number of foils involved is indicated by a prefix, e.g. trefoil, quatrefoil, cinquefoil, sexfoil, multifoil

Found in Gothic Revival, Tudor Revival styles


Examples from Buffalo architecture: Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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