cradle roof

noun

Definition of cradle roof

: a timber roof much used in the middle ages with the rafters, collar beams, and braces of each truss combined into a form approaching that of an arch and thus giving the effect of a series of arches or when ceiled of a barrel vault — compare compass roof

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“Cradle roof.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cradle%20roof. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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