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wagon vault

noun
Origin of wagon vault
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • The apse and aisle ends were square, and the nave was vaulted with a wagon vault.

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  • In front of the apses is a solea with a wagon vault, except in front of the small aisle apse, where it is quadripartite.

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  • They return across the ends of the aisles, in each of which is an altar beneath a wagon vault, though there is no apse.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • The central compartment has a wagon vault, the other two quadripartite vaults.

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  • The building has a wagon vault of three courses, carved with cofferings and rosettes above a magnificent cornice.

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British Dictionary definitions for wagon vault

wagon vault

noun
1.
another name for barrel vault
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