barrel vault

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Origin of barrel vault

First recorded in 1840–50
Also called barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagon roof, wagon vault.
Related formsbar·rel-vault·ed, adjective
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barrel vault

noun
  1. architect a vault in the form of a half cylinderAlso called: wagon vault, tunnel vault
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