sǎndǒu 散枓



  • sandou (Pinyin without tones)
  • 散枓 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 散斗 (Simplified Chinese)
  • sǎndǒu (Pinyin)
  • san-tou (Wade-Giles)


    end block; literally: "ordinary" "bearing block" (Kroll 2015, 396, 91); small bearing block, usually placed on the ends of a bracket arm to support timbers parallel to the building plane. (Guo 2002, 68; Fu 2017, 364; Chen 2010, 348)1


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  • 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 396, 91.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 68.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 364.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 348.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: bracketing

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CMW S21, “ 散枓 sǎndǒu” in Architectura Sinica last modified April 2, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000159.


CMW S21, “ 散枓 sǎndǒu.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published April 2, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000159.

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