cross vault

noun

Definition of cross vault

: a vault formed by the intersection of two or more simple vaults

called also cross vaulting

First Known Use of cross vault

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Cross vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20vault. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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