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vault1 US English

A roof in the form of an arch or a series of arches, typical of churches and other large, formal buildings

vault2 US English

Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole

vault1 US Thesaurus

the highest Gothic vault in Europe

vault2 US Thesaurus

he vaulted over the gate

fan vault US English

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

net vault US English

A vault forming a netlike pattern of intersecting ribs.

cross vault US English

A vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults

pole vault US English

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

rain vault US English

Roman History †a compluvium (obsolete).

rear vault US English

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.

Welsh vault US English

A groin vault formed by the intersection of two cylindrical vaults of differing heights, the main longitudinal vault being higher than the side vaults.

barrel vault US English

A vault forming a half cylinder

pommel vault US English

Gymnastics to leap with both feet together while grasping the pommels of a pommel horse.

safety vault US English

A vault or strongroom for the safe custody of valuable objects.

quadripartite vault US English

A vault divided into four converging compartments.

†necessary vault in necessary house US English

(Formerly also †necessary place (obsolete), †necessary stool (obsolete), †necessary vault (obsolete)), a privy. Now regional or historical.

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