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cradle roof

a roof having trusses the undersides of which form an arch.
a roof ceiled in the form of a barrel vault.
Origin of cradle roof
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A good plain example of a cradle roof is in the chancel of Ipplepen, and a very rich one at Beaford.

  • Fine woodwork is to be seen in the cradle roof, while the chancel screen was carefully modelled on one of earlier date.

    Nooks and Corners of Cornwall C. A. Dawson Scott

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