Barrel vault

Definition of Barrel vault

See under Vault.
(Arch.) a kind of vault having two parallel abutments, and the same section or profile at all points. It may be rampant, as over a staircase (see Rampant vault, under Rampant), or curved in plan, as around the apse of a church.

See also: Barrel Vault

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