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, ˈba-rəl- \ adjective

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The venue, though, is a welcome addition to Atlantic City’s entertainment portfolio, fitting nicely between other marquee venues such as the Borgata’s 2500 capacity Event Center and the barrel vaulted Boardwalk Hall, which holds 10,000. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Carrie Underwood opens the new Hard Rock on comeback weekend in Atlantic City," 30 June 2018 The mansion, with complex double barrel vault ceilings and elaborate stenciled walls, sits on five lots in coveted Kings Heights. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Portland price breaker: Storied mansion sells for $7 million (photos)," 19 Feb. 2018 Walk up the stairs, the castle vibe returns in the landing with its barrel vaulted ceiling and gallery-like nooks. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "English manor in Shaker Heights seeks $1.9 million: House of the Week," 2 Mar. 2018 The double barrel vault ceiling has stenciled sea shells and arabesques. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Portland price breaker: Storied mansion sells for $7 million (photos)," 19 Feb. 2018 The greenhouse-like glass barrel vault that rises halfway up the smokestack and slightly overtops the Domino Sugar sign doesn’t agitate for attention, but brings out the Havemeyer headquarters’ dark industrial shine. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "New Plans for the Domino Sugar Complex, Revealed," 3 Oct. 2017 The inside, though more appealing (especially its skylit, barrel vaulted galleries), remained focused on the individual's passive and private contemplation of works of art. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "MCA's sensitive $16M renovation reflects how audiences interact with art, and each other," 6 Sep. 2017 Eight barrel vaults also relieve stress, creating inset galleries for the faithful to stand before statues of the gods. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Rock Solid History of Concrete," 12 Oct. 2017 The new version is at once simpler and more sophisticated: a rectangular glass building topped by a barrel vault, which sits within, but doesn’t touch, the existing walls. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "New Plans for the Domino Sugar Complex, Revealed," 3 Oct. 2017

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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