fan vault
noun Date: circa 1901 a Gothic vault in which the ribs from each springer spread out like the vanes of a fan • fan vaulting noun

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  • fan vault — fan′ vault n. archit. a vault composed of a number of concave conoid surfaces touching or intersecting at the top, with curved fanlike ribs radiating from the spring …   From formal English to slang

  • Fan vault — A fan vault is a form of vault used in the Perpendicular Gothic style, in which the ribs are all of the same curve and spaced equidistantly, in a manner resembling a fan. The initiation and propagation of this design element is strongly… …   Wikipedia

  • fan vault — noun : a vault produced by fan vaulting * * * a vault composed of a number of concave conoidal surfaces, usually four, springing from the corners of the vaulting compartment and touching or intersecting at the top, often decorated with ribs. See… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fan Vault — vault consisting of half cones nearly meeting at the apex of the vault, with decorative panelling between the ribs See: Vault, Fan …   Medieval glossary

  • fan vault — a vault composed of a number of concave conoidal surfaces, usually four, springing from the corners of the vaulting compartment and touching or intersecting at the top, often decorated with ribs. See illus. under vault1. * * * …   Universalium

  • fan vault —    A development of lierne vaulting characteristic of English Perpendicular Gothic, in which radiating ribs form a fan like pattern …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Vault (architecture) — A Vault (French. voute, Italian. volta, German. Gewölbe, Polish. sklepienie , Spanish. bóveda ) is an architectural term for an arched form used to provide a space with a ceiling or roof. url=http://concise.britannica.com/ebc/article… …   Wikipedia

  • Vault, Fan — 1) Vault with numerous ribs sprining in equal curves, to give fan like effect; 15th and 16th centuries. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) 2) A vault in which ribs of the same length and curvature spring from the same point,… …   Medieval glossary

  • vault — vault1 vaultlike, adj. /vawlt/, n. 1. an arched structure, usually made of stones, concrete, or bricks, forming a ceiling or roof over a hall, room, sewer, or other wholly or partially enclosed construction. 2. an arched structure resembling a… …   Universalium

  • Vault, Barrel — ♦ Continuous arched vault, semi circular, segmental or segmental pointed, plain or with transverse ribs. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) Related terms: Barrel Vault, Vault, Quadripartite, Vault, Sexpartite, Vault, Fan, Vault,… …   Medieval glossary

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