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slype

[ slahyp ]
/ slaɪp /
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noun Architecture.

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

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Origin of slype

1860–65; origin uncertain; compare dialectal Dutch slijpe secret path

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slype
/ (slaɪp) /

noun

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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