rood screen

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  1. a screen, often of elaborate design and properly surmounted by a rood, separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.

Origin of rood screen

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for rood screen

gallery, jube

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Historical Examples of rood screen

  • But the story of the rood-screen that I so wanted to see, and could not, is the vivid memory of all.

    The Retrospect

    Ada Cambridge

  • The rood-screen was open, or broken down, I could not tell which.

    The Valley of Vision

    Henry Van Dyke

  • The rood-screen is partly modern, but contains some old work.


    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • The rood-screen, lectern and pulpit are of carved oak, all comparatively new.


    Herbert W Tompkins

  • The throne here is erected in the middle of the nave of a round-arched church, a rood-screen of five bays shutting off the choir.


    W. H. James Weale

British Dictionary definitions for rood screen

rood screen

  1. a partition of stone or wood, often richly carved and decorated, that separates the chancel from the main part of a church: it is surmounted by a crucifix (rood), and was an important feature of medieval churches, though in England many rood screens were destroyed at the Reformation
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