barrel vault

noun

Definition of barrel vault

: a semicylindrical vault

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Other Words from barrel vault

barrel-vaulted \ ˈber-​əl-​ˌvȯl-​təd How to pronounce barrel vault (audio) , ˈba-​rəl-​ \ adjective

Examples of barrel vault in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One half of it was a barrel vault, like the inside of a Roman basilica; the other half was a groin vault, like the nave of a cathedral. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, 23 Nov. 2020 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019 The original circle arch and barrel vault ceilings are still intact today. Houston Chronicle, 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of barrel vault

1819, in the meaning defined above

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“Barrel vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrel%20vault. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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