hagioscope

noun
ha·​gio·​scope | \ ˈha-gē-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce hagioscope (audio) , ˈhā-jē- \

Definition of hagioscope

: an opening in the interior walls of a cruciform church so placed as to afford a view of the altar to those in the transept

Other Words from hagioscope

hagioscopic \ ˌha-​gē-​ə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce hagioscopic (audio) , ˌhā-​ , -​jē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of hagioscope

circa 1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Hagioscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hagioscope. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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