a screen, often of elaborate design and properly surmounted by a rood, separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.
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How to use rood screen in a sentence
Among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.
There seems now to be a general inclination towards a revival of the rood screen.Curious Church Customs | Various
The oaken rood screen is reputed to be the oldest wooden partition of the kind in the country.
The present rood screen and canopied stalls were put in toward the close of the fifteenth century.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon | Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
The upper stalls number in all thirty-six, fifteen on either side, and six with their backs to the rood screen.Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory | Thomas Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for rood screen
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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