underpitch vault

[ uhn-der-pich ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌpɪtʃ /

noun

a construction having a central vault intersected by vaults of lower pitch.

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Also called Welsh vault.

Origin of underpitch vault

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British Dictionary definitions for underpitch vault

underpitch vault
/ (ˈʌndəˌpɪtʃ) /

noun

architect a vault that is intersected by one or more vaults of lower pitch
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