lierne

[lee-urn]

Origin of lierne

1835–45; < French: binding timber, equivalent to li(er) to bind (< Latin ligāre) + -erne < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for lierne

lierne

noun
  1. architect a short secondary rib that connects the intersections of the primary ribs, esp as used in Gothic vaulting

Word Origin for lierne

C19: from French, perhaps related to lier to bind
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