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altar US English

The table in a Christian church at which the bread and wine are consecrated in communion services

altar boy US English

A boy who acts as a priest’s assistant, especially in the Roman Catholic Church

altar call US English

A summons to the altar at a Christian worship service to those wishing to show their commitment

altar girl US English

A girl who acts as a priest’s assistant during a service, especially in the Roman Catholic Church

altar rail US English

A railing in front of the altar, separating the chancel from the nave

high altar US English

The chief altar of a church, typically in the chancel

Lady altar US English

The altar in a Lady chapel

sacrifice someone/something on/at the altar of someone/something US English

Cause someone or something to suffer in the interests of someone or something else

sacrifice someone/something on/at the altar of someone/something in altar US English

Cause someone or something to suffer in the interests of someone or something else