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exterior view of the rose window at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame
n. pl. trac·er·ies
Ornamental work of interlaced and branching lines, especially the lacy openwork in a Gothic window.
n, pl -eries
1. (Architecture) a pattern of interlacing ribs, esp as used in the upper part of a Gothic window, etc
2. any fine pattern resembling this
trac•er•y(ˈtreɪ sə ri)
n., pl. -er•ies.
1. ornamental work consisting of ramified ribs, bars, or the like, as in the upper part of a Gothic window, in panels, screens, etc.
2. any delicate, interlacing work of lines, threads, etc., as in carving or embroidery; network.
ornamental work, composed of fine, interlaced ribbing or the like, used in windows, sereens, etc.See also: Ornamentation