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A series or system of fan vaults.
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(Architecture) architect vaulting having ribs that radiate like those of a fan and spring from the top of a capital or corbel. Also called: palm vaulting
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|Noun||1.||fan vaulting - an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans|
fan tracery - the carved tracery on fan vaulting
vaulting - (architecture) a vaulted structure; "arches and vaulting"
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