a covered passage, especially one from the transept of a cathedral to the chapter house.
- Also slip.
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How to use slype in a sentence
A doorway into the slype remains in the wall, and communicates with a wall passage.Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory | Thomas Perkins
Before entering the Cloister court we pass through the old slype, once a simple vaulted passage, but now open to the sky.The Cathedral Church of Peterborough | W.D. Sweeting
Passing through the chamber on the south we enter the slype.The Cathedrals of Great Britain | P. H. Ditchfield
At the back of the wall on the south is the slype, and above this the vestry.The Cathedrals of Great Britain | P. H. Ditchfield
It occupies the place of the passage known as the slype in monastic churches.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter | Percy Addleshaw
British Dictionary definitions for slype
a covered passageway in a cathedral or church that connects the transept to the chapterhouse
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