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antechoir

[an-tee-kwahyuh r] /ˈæn tiˌkwaɪər/
noun
1.
an enclosed space in front of the choir of a church.
Also called forechoir.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; ante- + choir
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British Dictionary definitions for ante choir

antechoir

/ˈæntɪˌkwaɪə/
noun
1.
the part of a church in front of the choir, usually enclosed by screens, tombs, etc
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