cross vaulting
noun see cross vault

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  • Cross-vaulting — Cross vault ing ( v?lt ?ng), n. (Arch.) Vaulting formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cross-vaulting — cross vaultˈing noun Vaulting formed by the intersection of simple vaults • • • Main Entry: ↑cross …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross vaulting — noun see cross vault …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross vault — noun or cross vaulting Etymology: cross (III) : a vault formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults see vault illustration * * * n. a vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults …   Useful english dictionary

  • cross vault — noun Date: 1850 a vault formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults called also cross vaulting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Vault, Groined — ♦ Cross vaulting, formed by intersection of simple vaulting surfaces. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 415) Related terms: Groin, Groined Vault, Vault, Barrel, Vaulting, Vault, Ribbed, Vault, Quadripartite, Vault, Sexpartite, Vault,… …   Medieval glossary

  • crossvault — cross vault n. A vault formed by the intersection of two or more barrel vaults. Also called cross vaulting, groin vault. * * * …   Universalium

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