Definition of retrochoir in English:
The interior of a cathedral or large church behind the high altar.
- Some of the larger Cathedrals have a retrochoir to the east of the high altar and separated from the sanctuary by a screen or reredos.
- The shrine (i.e., box of Swithun's remains) was high on a wall, behind the altar screen, and the barn-like retrochoir behind was built to accommodate the pilgrims who crawled through a small hole beneath the shrine.
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Definition of retrochoir in:
- US English dictionary
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