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plate tracery

  1. tracery, as in early Gothic architecture, formed of cut or pierced slabs of stone set on edge with the flat side outward.
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Origin of plate tracery

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called perforated tracery.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for perforated tracery

Historical Examples

  • In the west wall is an Early English window, which is a good example of plate-tracery.

    The Cathedrals of Great Britain

    P. H. Ditchfield

  • In nearly all cases where brick is used for tracery, it is in the shape of plate-tracery.