Definition of undercroft in English:

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undercroft

Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəkrɒft/

noun

The crypt of a church.
Example sentences
  • The spatial result resembles a cathedral crypt or an undercroft, yet it is all above ground.
  • Around three times as many people are now taking guided tours, and visiting the undercroft, treasury and crypt.
  • It costs extra to visit the tower, undercroft and crypt, but concessionary admission remained unchanged at £3.

Origin

Late Middle English: from under- + the rare term croft 'crypt', from Middle Dutch crofte 'cave', from Latin crypta.

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