angle rib

noun

Definition of angle rib

1 : one of the great diagonal ribs that divide each rectangle of a Gothic vaulting and form the main part of the structure
2 : a group of moldings ornamenting an angle in decorative work

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First Known Use of angle rib

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Angle rib.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20rib. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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