Etymology
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finial (n.)

"ornament at the top of a spire, gable, etc.," mid-15c., from fyniall "putting an end to, binding" (early 15c.), a variant of final.

updated on November 16, 2012

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Definitions of finial from WordNet

finial (n.)
an ornament at the top of a spire or gable; usually a foliated fleur-de-lis;
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