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[fruhs-tuh m] /ˈfrʌs təm/

noun, plural frustums, frusta
[fruhs-tuh] /ˈfrʌs tə/ (Show IPA). Geometry.
the part of a conical solid left after cutting off a top portion with a plane parallel to the base.
the part of a solid, as a cone or pyramid, between two usually parallel cutting planes.
noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə)

(architect) a single drum of a column or a single stone used to construct a pier

1650s, from Latin frustum “piece broken off,” from PIE *bhrus-to-, from root *bhreu- “to cut, break up.”


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