- In architecture, two barrel vaults intersecting each other at right angles. Also called a groin vault.
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cross vault — noun or cross vaulting Etymology: cross (III) : a vault formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults see vault illustration * * * n. a vault formed by the intersection of two or more vaults … Useful english dictionary
cross vault — noun Date: 1850 a vault formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults called also cross vaulting … New Collegiate Dictionary
cross-vault — … Useful english dictionary
Cross-vaulting — Cross vault ing ( v?lt ?ng), n. (Arch.) Vaulting formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cross-vaulting — cross vaultˈing noun Vaulting formed by the intersection of simple vaults • • • Main Entry: ↑cross … Useful english dictionary
vault — In architecture, an arched roof or covering of masonry construction made of brick, stone, or concrete. A barrel (or tunnel) vault is semi cylindrical in cross section, made up of a continuous row of arches joined to one another. A groin or… … Glossary of Art Terms
cross-barrel vault — In architecture, a barrel (or tunnel) vault in which the main barrel (tunnel) vault is intersected at right angles with other barrel (tunnel) vaults at regular intervals. Also see cross vault … Glossary of Art Terms
Vault — An arched ceiling built of brick, stone, or concrete. Of these materials, concrete is the most effective as it allows for greater expanses since it forms one solid, rigid, surface requiring a lesser number of internal supports. The solid… … Dictionary of Renaissance art
cross vaulting — noun see cross vault … New Collegiate Dictionary
cross vaulting — noun see cross vault … Useful english dictionary