parclose

[ pahr-klohz ]
/ ˈpɑrˌkloʊz /
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noun

(in a church) a screen dividing one area from another, as a chapel from an aisle.

Nearby words

  1. parcheesi,
  2. parchment,
  3. parchment paper,
  4. parchment worm,
  5. parchmentize,
  6. parcours,
  7. parcourse,
  8. pard,
  9. pardah,
  10. pardalote

Also perclose.

Compare rood screen.

Origin of parclose

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French, noun use of feminine of parclos, past participle of parclore to enclose fully. See per-, close

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British Dictionary definitions for parclose

parclose

/ (ˈpɑːˌkləʊz) /

noun

a screen or railing in a church separating off an altar, chapel, etc

Word Origin for parclose

C14: from Old French, noun use of past participle of parclore to close off; see per-, close 1

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