- any major transverse part of the body of a church, usually crossing the nave, at right angles, at the entrance to the choir.
- an arm of this, on either side of the central aisle of a church.
Origin of transept
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However, it was these portions of the transept and the apse which had the least suffered.
Next, Pierre turned into the transept on the left, where stand the confessionals.
There is an attractive window in this transept, the gift of Edward IV.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
Only the chancel with its flanking chapels and the transept have been built.
Its total length is about 265 feet with a transept of about 109 feet long.
- either of the two wings of a cruciform church at right angles to the nave