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In medieval churches, an often openwork wall-like screen separating the choir from the nave and extending upward to the rood beam.
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(Architecture) a partition of stone or wood, often richly carved and decorated, that separates the chancel from the main part of a church: it is surmounted by a crucifix (rood), and was an important feature of medieval churches, though in England many rood screens were destroyed at the Reformation
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a screen separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.
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|Noun||1.||rood screen - a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel|
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
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