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rere·dos(rîr′dŏs′, rîr′ĭ-, rĕr′ĭ-)
1. A decorative screen or facing on the wall at the back of an altar.
2. The back of an open hearth of a fireplace.
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a screen or wall decoration at the back of an altar, in the form of a hanging, tapestry, painting, or piece of metalwork or sculpture
2. (Furniture) another word for fireback1
[C14: from Old French areredos, from arere behind + dos back, from Latin dorsum]
rere•dos(ˈrɪər dɒs, ˈrɪər ɪ-, ˈrɛər ɪ-)
a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church.
[1325–75; Middle English, alter. of Anglo-French areredos= Middle French arere behind (see arrear) + dos back (< Latin dorsum)]