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clerestory

noun clere·sto·ry \ˈklir-ˌstr-ē, -st(ə-)rē\

: 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

clere·sto·ry also clear·story \ˈklir-ˌstr-ē, -st(ə-)rē\

Illustration of CLERESTORY

Origin of CLERESTORY

Middle English, from clere clear + story
First Known Use: 15th century

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