2. An iron socket, or support, for the foot of a brace at the end of a truss where it rests on a pier. Pedestal coil, a group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
Origin: Sp. Pedestal; cf. F. Piedestal, It. Piedestallo; fr. L. Es, pedis, foot _ OHG. Stal standing place, station, place, akin to E. Stall. See Foot, and Stall, and Footstall.