Meaning of “pedestal” in the English Dictionary

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"pedestal" in British English

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pedestalnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈped.ə.stəl/ us /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 pedestal in the corner of the room.

(Definition of “pedestal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pedestal" in American English

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pedestalnoun [ C ]

us /ˈped·ə·stəl/

a base for a statue, or a base for a column:

Museum staff plan to replace the cracked pedestal under the statue.

(Definition of “pedestal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)