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parclose

[pahr-klohz] /ˈpɑrˌkloʊz/
noun
1.
(in a church) a screen dividing one area from another, as a chapel from an aisle.
Also, perclose.
Compare rood screen.
Origin of parclose
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French, noun use of feminine of parclos, past participle of parclore to enclose fully. See per-, close
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parclose

/ˈpɑːˌkləʊz/
noun
1.
a screen or railing in a church separating off an altar, chapel, etc
Word Origin
C14: from Old French, noun use of past participle of parclore to close off; see per-, close1
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