- IPA: /ˈpɛdɪstəl/
pedestal (plural pedestals)
- (architecture) The base or foot of a column, statue, vase, lamp.
- (figuratively) A place of reverence or honor.
- He has put his mother on a pedestal. You can't say a word against her.
- (rail transport) A casting secured to the frame of a truck of a railcar and forming a jaw for holding a journal box.
- (machining) A pillow block; a low housing.
- (bridge building) An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier.
- (steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
- French: piédestal
- German: Piedestal, Sockel, Postament, Podest, Stand, Basis, Ständer, Gestell, Untergestell, Bock, Auflagebock, Auflager, Trägergerüst, Standfuß, Stützbock
- Italian: piedistallo
- Portuguese: pedestal
- Russian: пьедеста́л
- Spanish: pedestal, peana
pedestal (pedestals, present participle pedestaling; past and past participle pedestaled)
- To set or support on (or as if on) a pedestal.