Definition of lierne in English:

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lierne

Pronunciation: /lɪˈəːn/

noun

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

Origin

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

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