fan vault

noun

: a Gothic vault in which the ribs from each springer spread out like the vanes of a fan
fan vaulting noun

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fan vault was circa 1901

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“Fan vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fan%20vault. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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