fan vaulting
noun see fan vault

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Fan vaulting — Fan Fan (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fan vaulting — n. Archit. vaulting in which the ribs are spread out like those of a fan …   English World dictionary

  • fan vaulting — noun an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans • Hypernyms: ↑vaulting • Part Meronyms: ↑fan tracery * * * noun : an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge somewhat like the rays of a fan and that was used …   Useful english dictionary

  • fan vaulting — a system of fan vaults. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • fan vaulting — /fæn ˈvɔltɪŋ/ (say fan vawlting) noun a complicated mode of roofing, in which the vault is covered by ribs and veins of tracery, diverging from a single point …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fan — (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad surface; as:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fan blower — Fan Fan (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fan cricket — Fan Fan (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fan light — Fan Fan (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fan shell — Fan Fan (f[a^]n), n. [AS. fann, fr. L. vannus fan, van for winnowing grain; cf. F. van. Cf. {Van} a winnowing machine, {Winnow}.] 1. An instrument used for producing artificial currents of air, by the wafting or revolving motion of a broad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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