• (British) IPA: /ˈkjuːpələ/

cupola (plural cupolas)

  1. (architecture) A dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome.
  2. (military, railroad) A small turret, usually on a hatch of an armoured fighting vehicle.
  3. (geology) An upward-projecting mass of plutonic rock extending from a larger batholith.
  4. (geometry) A solid formed by joining two polygons, one (the base) with twice as many edges as the other, by an alternating band of isosceles triangles and rectangles.
  5. A type of furnace used for smelting.
  6. (anatomy) A small cap over a structure that is shaped like a dome or inverted cup.
    the posterior cupola of the cartilaginous nasal capsule
  7. (railways, Canada, dated) a small viewing window in the top of the caboose for looking over the train, or the the part of the caboose where one looks through this window.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: ба́шня

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