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wheel window

n.
A rose window, especially one in which the tracery radiates in spokelike fashion with little further ornament.
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wheel window

n
(Architecture) another name for rose window
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wheel′ win`dow


n.
a rose window having radiating mullions.
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Bishop Henry de Gower was responsible for virtually the entire palace we see today and his legacy can be seen within the fantastic wheel window in the east gable, the majestic porch and the great hall.
Oliver Smith, who designed stained glass for a number of area churches, conceived of the temple's glass wheel window with segments representing the twelve tribes of Israel.
Located at Fifth Avenue and 65th Street, the soaring, clear-span Sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El rises to a height of six stories, embraces a floor area of more than 11,000 s/f (enough to accommodate some 2,500 worshippers) and is everywhere characterized by its gorgeous and expertly wrought decoration: from the mosaic tiles of the pillared Ark (which evokes the form of an open Torah scroll) to the lustrous, richly colored Wheel Window (designed by Oliver Smith).