fan vaulting


noun

a system of fan vaults.

Nearby words

  1. fan roof,
  2. fan tan,
  3. fan the flames,
  4. fan tracery,
  5. fan vault,
  6. fan window,
  7. fan worm,
  8. fan-tan,
  9. fana,
  10. fana test

Origin of fan vaulting

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for fan vaulting

fan vaulting

noun

architect vaulting having ribs that radiate like those of a fan and spring from the top of a capital or corbelAlso called: palm vaulting
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