barrel vault

noun Architecture.
a vault having the form of a very deep arch.
Also called barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagon roof, wagon vault.


barrel-vaulted, adjective Unabridged
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barrel vault
architect wagon vault, Also called: tunnel vault a vault in the form of a half cylinder

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Example sentences
The sewer's barrel vault clearly reaches into the darkness beyond-one wonders how far.
The interior consists of a barrel vault with a box at the rear which contains two rows of rectangular plaques naming the deceased.
The building currently contains barrel vault ceilings and carved wood columns.
The random rubble limestone walls of the tall barrel vault forming the fort are pierced by loopholes.
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