/stuy"leuh bayt'/, n. Archit. (in a classical temple)
a course of masonry, part of the stereobate, forming the foundation for a colonnade, esp. the outermost colonnade.
[1555-65; < L stylobates, stylobata < Gk stylobátes, equiv. to stylo- STYLO-2 + -bates (ba- (base of baínein to step) + -tes agent suffix)]

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