lierne

[ lee-urn ]
/ liˈɜrn /
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noun Architecture.

an ornamental vaulting rib other than one springing from a pier or a ridge rib.

Nearby words

  1. lientery,
  2. lienyünkang,
  3. liepaja,
  4. liepāja,
  5. lier,
  6. liestal,
  7. lietuva,
  8. lieu,
  9. lieut,
  10. lieut.

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

/ (lɪˈɜːn) /

noun

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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