Atlantes At*lan"tes, n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. ?, pl. of ?. See {Atlas}.] (Arch.) Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also {telamones}. See {Caryatides}. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]

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