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fan vaulting

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noun
  1. a system of fan vaults.

Origin of fan vaulting

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for fan vaulting

Historical Examples

  • The roof shows the first piece of fan-vaulting admitted into the cathedral.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].

    Hartley Withers


British Dictionary definitions for fan vaulting

fan vaulting

noun
  1. architect vaulting having ribs that radiate like those of a fan and spring from the top of a capital or corbelAlso called: palm vaulting
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