lancet window

lancet window
noun Date: 1781 a high narrow window with an acutely pointed head and without tracery

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lancet window — n. a tall, narrow window having a lancet arch …   English World dictionary

  • Lancet window — A lancet window is a tall narrow window with a pointed arch at its top [ [ Buffalo Architecture] accessed 24 October 2006] It acquired the lancet name from its resemblance to a lance. [… …   Wikipedia

  • lancet window — Archit. a high, narrow window terminating in a lancet arch. [1775 85] * * * ▪ architecture       narrow, high window capped by a lancet, or acute, arch. The lancet arch is a variety of pointed arch in which each of the arcs, or curves, of the… …   Universalium

  • lancet window — noun a narrow window having a lancet arch and without tracery • Hypernyms: ↑window …   Useful english dictionary

  • lancet window — lan′cet win′dow n. archit. a high, narrow window terminating in a lancet arch • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • lancet window — /ˈlænsət wɪndoʊ/ (say lansuht windoh) noun a high, narrow window terminating in a lancet arch …   Australian English dictionary

  • lancet window — noun a slender pointed arched window …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lancet — may refer to:*lancet (surgery), a medical instrument, similar to a scalpel but with a double edged blade. *lancet, a needle used in a lancing device. Used by those with diabetes. *lancet, an acutely pointed arch in gothic architecture * Lancet ,… …   Wikipedia

  • lancet — [lan′sit] n. [ME lancettis, pl. < OFr lancette, dim. of lance, LANCE] 1. a small, pointed surgical knife, usually two edged, used for making small incisions, skin punctures, etc. 2. a) LANCET ARCH b) LANCET WINDOW …   English World dictionary

  • lancet — noun Date: 15th century 1. a sharp pointed and commonly 2 edged surgical instrument used to make small incisions 2. a. lancet window b. lancet arch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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