barrel vault

barrel vault
noun Date: 1842 a semicylindrical vault • barrel-vaulted adjective

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  • Barrel vault — Vault Vault (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Vault} a leap, {Volt} a turn, {Volute}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barrel vault — Barrel Bar rel (b[a^]r r[e^]l), n.[OE. barel, F. baril, prob. fr. barre bar. Cf. {Barricade}.] 1. A round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrel vault — n. Archit. a vault shaped like half a cylinder …   English World dictionary

  • Barrel vault — Nave of Lisbon Cathedral with a barrel vaulted soffit. Note the absence of clerestory windows, all of the light being provided by the Rose window at one end of the vault …   Wikipedia

  • barrel vault — barrel vaulted, adj. Archit. a vault having the form of a very deep arch. Also called barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagon roof, wagon vault. See illus. under vault. [1840 50] * * *       ceiling or roof consisting of a series of… …   Universalium

  • Barrel Vault — See: Vault, Barrel continous vault of semicircular cross section; also called tunnel vault …   Medieval glossary

  • barrel vault — noun Architecture a vault forming a half cylinder. Derivatives barrel vaulted adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • barrel vault — bar′rel vault n. bui archit. a vault having the form of a very deep arch. Also called bar′rel roof • Etymology: 1840–50 bar′rel vault ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • barrel vault — noun the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch • Hypernyms: ↑vault …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrel vault — tunnel vault, vaulted ceiling formed as a semicylinder (Architecture) …   English contemporary dictionary

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