[ slahyp ]
/ slaɪp /

noun Architecture.

a covered passage, especially one from the transept of a cathedral to the chapter house.

Words nearby slype

Also slip.

Origin of slype

1860–65; origin uncertain; compare dialectal Dutch slijpe secret path Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slype

/ (slaɪp) /


a covered passageway in a cathedral or church that connects the transept to the chapterhouse

Word Origin for slype

C19: probably from Middle Flemish slijpen to slip
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