barrel vault

(redirected from barrel-vaulted)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

barrel vault

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

barrel vault

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

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.
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
Translations
Tonnengewölbe
References in periodicals archive ?
Located near the Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal, The Pioneer Building is well along in a redevelopment to enhance its barrel-vaulted terra cotta ceilings, brick walls and limestone facade.
One of the most striking features is the Holts Arcade, a stunning barrel-vaulted retail arcade running the length of the building.
The estate's master suite is complete with a wood burning fireplace, an elevated four-poster canopy bed, two walk-in closets, a private exercise room and a bathroom with barrel-vaulted ceilings, a free-standing Jacuzzi tub, an oversized shower, and his and hers vanity sinks.
The scheme will involve the transformation of the 36,500 sq ft site, which encompasses the iconic 19th century Queen Street facade of the Guildhall, the 13th century St Pancras Church and the impressive barrel-vaulted Queen Street Ambulatory.
However, a hole in the decorated wall and signs of forced entry outside the huge barrel-vaulted structure indicate the tomb was plundered long ago.
The arcade is known for its glass barrel-vaulted roof and stunning tile work, as well as being home to fine shops.
Guide Lui Xun said that despite being in one of the most polluted cities of China, the sun shines through the glass barrel-vaulted roof in a remarkably blue sky as the developers have borrowed a Japanese technique in which an artificial sun shines 24 hours a day and allows for a comfortable temperature.
The new design sees the insertion of 13 studio pods into the dramatic, barrel-vaulted ballroom space.
The main sanctuary is magnificent and airy, with barrel-vaulted ceiling reaching 50-ft high and a large dome over the altar peaking at 105 ft.
Inside, my lips formed into a wow at the vision of a barrel-vaulted church almost completely covered in frescoes.
The excavation fully revealed the initial phase of the church, that is, a 7th century three-aisled transitional barrel-vaulted basilica, a room to the west and a row of adjacent rooms to the south which probably indicate the presence of a monastic complex, the limits of which have not been fully revealed.