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barrel vault

n.
A simple continuous vault, typically semicircular in cross section. Also called tunnel vault, wagon vault.
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barrel vault

n
(Architecture) architect a vault in the form of a half cylinder. Also called: wagon vault or tunnel vault
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bar′rel vault`


n.
a vault having the form of a very deep arch. Also called bar′rel roof`.
[1840–50]
bar′rel-vault`ed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barrel vault - the simplest form of vaultbarrel vault - the simplest form of vault; a single continuous arch
vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
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Translations
Tonnengewölbe
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