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fan tracery

noun
  1. architect the carved ornamentation on fan vaulting
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Historical Examples

  • The tomb has many beauties, of which the chief is the fan-tracery.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury

    H. J. L. J. Mass

  • The roof is modern, and has a good specimen of fan-tracery vault.

  • Above us is the ceiling of the tower, which is a good example of fan-tracery.

  • The top has a toy-like vault of fan-tracery with little pendants.

  • The Cloisters are the finest in England, the roof being vaulted with fan-tracery, said to be the earliest example.