hagioscope


ha·gio·scope

noun \ˈha-gē-ə-ˌskōp, ˈhā-jē-\

Definition of HAGIOSCOPE

:  an opening in the interior walls of a cruciform church so placed as to afford a view of the altar to those in the transept
ha·gio·scop·ic \ˌha-gē-ə-ˈskä-pik, ˌhā-, -jē-\ adjective

First Known Use of HAGIOSCOPE

circa 1840

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