divided into or consisting of six parts.
Architecture. (of a vault) divided into six compartments by two ogives and three transverse arches, one of which crosses the ogives at the point at which they cross each other.
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How to use sexpartite in a sentence
The choir has one bay of quadripartite and one of sexpartite vaulting, and an apse.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain | George Edmund Street
Noyon Cathedral had from its start planned for a sexpartite vault by building its ground supports of alternating strength.
The profiles were alike in both cathedrals, and so were the sexpartite vaulting and the embryo transept.
Of that time, too (c. 1180), is the double bay, surmounted by a sexpartite vault which precedes the apse.
Notre Dame of Paris used the sexpartite system which calls for alternating ground supports.
British Dictionary definitions for sexpartite
(esp of vaults, arches, etc) divided into or composed of six parts
maintained by or involving six participants or groups of participants
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