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ribbed vault

noun, Architecture
a vault supported by or decorated with diagonal ribs.
Also called rib vault. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I reached the grove, at this cool hour so like a green lagoon where coral piers branch up to some ribbed vault.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • Then in the first phase of Plantagenet Gothic appeared the ascendency of ribbed vault over cupola.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • Thus at Heddon-on-the-Wall, Northumberland, there is a small square chancel with a ribbed vault.

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