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Suspensura, the architectural term given by Vitruvius[1] to piers of square bricks (about 20 cm X 20 cm) that supported a suspended floor of a Roman bath covering a hypocaust cavity through which the hot air would flow.


  1. ^ Vitruvii De architectura libri decem, V, 10 («De balnearum dispositionibus et partibus»).

Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.