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antechoir

[an-tee-kwahyuh r]
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noun
  1. an enclosed space in front of the choir of a church.
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Origin of antechoir

First recorded in 1885–90; ante- + choir
Also called forechoir.
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British Dictionary definitions for antechoir

antechoir

noun
  1. the part of a church in front of the choir, usually enclosed by screens, tombs, etc
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