Definition of lierne in English:


Line breaks: li¦erne
Pronunciation: /lɪˈəːn


[usually as modifier] Architecture
  • (In vaulting) a short rib connecting the bosses and intersections of the principal ribs: a fine lierne vault


late Middle English: from French, perhaps a transferred use of dialect lierne (standard French liane) 'clematis'.

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