cross vault

or cross-vault

[kraws-vawlt, kros‐]
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noun Architecture.

a vault or ceiling created by the intersection of vaults.

Nearby words

  1. cross the rubicon,
  2. cross to bear,
  3. cross tolerance,
  4. cross training,
  5. cross up,
  6. cross vine,
  7. cross wind,
  8. cross wire,
  9. cross wires,
  10. cross, wilbur lucius

Also cross vault·ing, cross-vault·ing.

Also called groin vault.

Related formscross-vaulted, adjective

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Examples from the Web for cross vault

  • The date of the first appearance of the cross-vault can hardly have been earlier than the second century B.C.

    History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber