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rood screen

noun
1.
a screen, often of elaborate design and properly surmounted by a rood, separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.
Origin of rood screen
1835-1845
1835-45
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Historical Examples
  • The rood-screen in the nave was by the pier in which is a small canopied niche.

  • The rood-screen was open, or broken down, I could not tell which.

    The Valley of Vision Henry Van Dyke
  • The rood-screen, lectern and pulpit are of carved oak, all comparatively new.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • The rood-screen is partly modern, but contains some old work.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The nave to the west of the rood-screen was more or less in a dilapidated condition, protected by the releaded roof, but not used.

  • The throne here is erected in the middle of the nave of a round-arched church, a rood-screen of five bays shutting off the choir.

    Memlinc W. H. James Weale
  • The portion of the roof over the rood-screen is frequently very much more elaborately ornamented than the rest.

  • It is the desire of his soul to have a rood-screen in his chancel, with a gilt and splendid crucifix upon the top.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • Beyond the rood-screen in the chancel the candles on the altar flickered in yellow flames beneath a slight draught.

  • As the rood-screen shields the altar, language screens revelation.

British Dictionary definitions for rood-screen

rood screen

noun
1.
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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