groin vault

   A vault formed when two barrel vaults meet at right angles. Groin vaults were used by Roman builders in the construction of the central hall of the Baths of Caracalia.

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  • Groin — angle at the intersection of two surfaces in a vault ♦ The edge formed by intersecting vaults. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 412) Related terms: Vault, Groined …   Medieval glossary

  • groin — 1. n. & v. n. 1 the depression between the belly and the thigh. 2 Archit. a an edge formed by intersecting vaults. b an arch supporting a vault. v.tr. Archit. build with groins. Etymology: ME grynde, perh. f. OE grynde depression 2. US var. of… …   Useful english dictionary


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