[ kraws-vawlt, kros‐ ]
/ ˈkrɔsˌvɔlt, ˈkrɒs‐ /
a vault or ceiling created by the intersection of vaults.
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What does “clement” mean?
Also cross vault·ing, cross-vault·ing .
Also called groin vault .
Origin of cross vault
First recorded in 1850–55
OTHER WORDS FROM cross vaultcross-vaulted, adjective
Words nearby cross vault
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Example sentences 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