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vault1 British & World English

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

vault2 British & World English

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

vault1 English Thesaurus

the vault was supported on eight massive stone piers

vault2 English Thesaurus

he vaulted over the gate

fan vault British & World 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

cross vault British & World English

A vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults

pole vault British & World English

An athletic event in which competitors attempt to vault over a high bar with the aid of an extremely long flexible pole

pole vault New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen as verb)

barrel vault British & World English

A vault forming a half cylinder

wagon-roof British & World English

Another term for barrel vault.

wagon-vault in wagon-roof British & World English

Another term for barrel vault.


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