- a system of fan vaults.
Origin of fan vaulting
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Related Words for fan vaultingbeam, plaster, roof, covert, dome, canopy, groin, timber, roofing, housetop, baldachin, plafond
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Historical Examples of fan vaulting
The roof shows the first piece of fan-vaulting admitted into the cathedral.The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].
- 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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