noun, plural clear·sto·ries.
Definition for clearstory (2 of 2)
noun, plural clere·sto·ries.
Examples from the Web for clearstory
The panelling beneath the clearstory is richer than that in the nave.
The choirs triforium arches were cut off, later, to lengthen the clearstory windows, and the nave has been revaulted.
The XV century rehandled the high vaulting and clearstory, where appear die-away moldings and flamelike tracery.
Two hundred years later another Tree of Jesse was made by Lynin, for the clearstory of the nave.
We have no record of the building of the clearstory 62and roof of the nave.
British Dictionary definitions for clearstory (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for clearstory (2 of 2)
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for clerestory
Word Origin and History for clearstory
early 15c., probably from clere "clear," in a sense "light, lighted" (see clear (adj.)), and story (n.2), though this sense of that word is not otherwise found so early. Originally the upper part of the nave, transepts, and choir of a large church; so called because pierced with windows. Related: Clerestorial.