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cross vault

or cross-vault

[ kraws-vawlt, kros‐ ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌvɔlt, ˈkrɒs‐ /
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noun Architecture.
a vault or ceiling created by the intersection of vaults.
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Also cross vault·ing, cross-vault·ing .
Also called groin vault .

Origin of cross vault

First recorded in 1850–55

OTHER WORDS FROM cross vault

cross-vaulted, adjective
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