from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vertical member, as of stone or wood, dividing a window or other opening.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vertical bar between the panes of glass or casements of a window or the panels of a screen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slender bar or pier which forms the division between the lights of windows, screens, etc.
- n. An upright member of a framing. See stile.
- transitive v. To furnish with mullions; to divide by mullions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture:
- n. One of the divisions between panels in wainscoting. Formerly monial.
- To form into divisions by the use of mullions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window (or the panels of a screen)
Brick-clad columns and spandrel beams frame large, recessed storefront windows whose glazing is subdivided with elaborate mullion patterns.
There are large "alfices" (rectangular ornamentation in the façade) enhancing the entrance, windows with small open spaces, separated by a small column-like mullion and multiple arches similar to the architecture found in Granada, Spain.
A recent visit to the house revealed that these corners must have finally failed or become too energy inefficient, as there was an additional mullion (black, I think) in place of each mitred corner.
Each one is surrounded by hedges and a bluestone terrace with seating, and according to Cetra/Ruddy founding principal Nancy Ruddy, the "mullion-free glass" floor-to-ceiling windows create "an indoor/outdoor experience for residents using the space."
Costume design: window mullion insertion and detailing
But, a multi-mullion dollar bridge to serve 400 people in Alaska that wipes out the natural habitat of thousands of animals will NEVER be a good thing in my mind.
The vertical line of the hay fork's middle prong rises almost dead center and is echoed in window's mullion, the house's lightning rod, its porch posts and siding and even in the seams of Papa's overalls.
A sitting room has a hand-painted ceiling frieze and a stone mullion fireplace.
In the mullion-windowed smoking-room, where men retired, and women too sometimes, into chairs old, soft, leathery, the ball of talk was lightly tossed, and naught so devastating as Foggartism mentioned.
He lay in a room with mullion windows, an ascetic room in a sixteenth-century house, close to the Cathedral, whose scent of age was tempered but imperfectly by the September air coming in.