Rood-screen

rood screen

noun
a screen, often of elaborate design and properly surmounted by a rood, separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.

Origin:
1835–45

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rood screen
 
n
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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