A roof in the form of an arch or a series of arches, typical of churches and other large, formal buildings
Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole
the highest Gothic vault in Europe
he vaulted over the gate
A type of vault consisting of a set of concave ribs spreading out from a central point like the ribs of an opened umbrella, used especially in the English Perpendicular style
A vault forming a netlike pattern of intersecting ribs.
A vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults
An athletic event in which competitors attempt to vault over a high bar with the end of an extremely long flexible pole held in the hands and used to give extra spring
Roman History †a compluvium (obsolete).
Chiefly in Gothic architecture: a vault connecting the head of an arched window or door frame with the arch in the inner face of the wall in which it is set.
A groin vault formed by the intersection of two cylindrical vaults of differing heights, the main longitudinal vault being higher than the side vaults.
A vault forming a half cylinder
Gymnastics to leap with both feet together while grasping the pommels of a pommel horse.
A vault or strongroom for the safe custody of valuable objects.
A vault divided into four converging compartments.
(Formerly also †necessary place (obsolete), †necessary stool (obsolete), †necessary vault (obsolete)), a privy. Now regional or historical.