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English definition of “pedestal”

pedestal

noun [C]     /ˈped.ə.stəl/
a long , thin column that supports a statue , or a tall structure like a column on which something rests : In the riot , the statues were toppled from their pedestals. A flower arrangement in a large basket stood on a ( flower ) pedestal in the corner of the room .Arches, columns and beams
(Definition of pedestal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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