Simple Definition of clerestory
: the upper part of a wall that rises above a roof and that has windows
Full Definition of clerestory
1 : an outside wall of a room or building that rises above an adjoining roof and contains windows
2 : gallery
Variants of clerestory
Origin of clerestory
Middle English, from clere clear + story
First Known Use: 15th century
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