noun Architecture.

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

Origin of lierne

1835–45; < French: binding timber, equivalent to li(er) to bind (< Latin ligāre) + -erne < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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