Definition of clerestory
1 : an outside wall of a room or building that rises above an adjoining roof and contains windows
2 : gallery
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A double band of clerestory windows under the elevated central portion of the nearly flat roof washes the 25 engine berths in the spacious interior with natural light.
Built in 1979, the home features vaulted ceilings with clerestories, polished stone, hardwood and Travertine floors and fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom.
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Origin and Etymology of clerestory
Middle English, from clere clear + story
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of clerestory for English Language Learners
: the upper part of a wall that rises above a roof and that has windows
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