fan vault

noun

Definition of fan vault

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

Other Words from fan vault

fan vaulting noun

First Known Use of fan vault

circa 1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Fan vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fan%20vault. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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