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cross vault Syllabification: cross vault

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of cross vault in English:

noun

A vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults.
Example sentences
  • The 15th century gothic, three-nave St. Michael church with a cross vault is another historical monument.
  • This room is further characterised by four cross vaults on brick arches.
  • In the south-western and north-western wing original beautiful and richly profiled ribs of the cross vaults spring straightly from the walls.

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