rood screen


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. roo bars,
  2. rood,
  3. rood arch,
  4. rood beam,
  5. rood loft,
  6. rood spire,
  7. roodepoort,
  8. roodepoort-maraisburg,
  9. roof,
  10. roof garden

Origin of rood screen

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for rood screen

rood screen

noun

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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