lierne(redirected from liernes)
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B. diagonal ribs
C. ridge ribs
D. transverse rib
A subordinate rib used in Gothic vaulting to connect the intersections and bosses of the primary ribs.
[French, from lier, to bind, from Old French; see liable.]
(Architecture) architect a short secondary rib that connects the intersections of the primary ribs, esp as used in Gothic vaulting
[C19: from French, perhaps related to lier to bind]
a short ornamental rib inserted between the main ribs in a vaulted ceiling.
[1835–45; < French: binding timber =li(er) to bind (< Latin ligāre) + -erne, of uncertain orig.]