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lancet window Syllabification: lan·cet win·dow
Pronunciation: /ˈlansət ˈwindō/

Definition of lancet window in English:


A high and narrow window with an acutely pointed head.
Example sentences
  • Above the door he had also paid for a lancet window consisting of a representation of Jacob and the appropriate words: ‘This is the House of God, and this is the Gate of Heaven.’
  • It receives no natural lighting from behind, and has to compete with a lancet window immediately to its east side.
  • The rattling, down-at-heel, overcrowded buildings pleased me better than any grassy quad or lancet window.
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