hall church(redirected from Hall-church)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
A church in which the side aisles are as high or almost as high as the nave and which consequently lacks a clerestory.
[Translation of German Hallenkirche : Halle, hall + Kirche, church.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A type of church common in Germany in which the aisles are the same height as the nave, which is therefore lit from the aisle windows.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited