lancet window

noun

: a high narrow window with an acutely pointed head and without tracery

Illustration of lancet window

Illustration of lancet window

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The lush woods enveloping the property peek through the church-like lancet windows. Jenn Pelly, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2019 Boards shield what's left of the original stained glass, lancet windows. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, 15 June 2018 Boards shield what's left of the original stained glass, lancet windows. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, 15 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lancet window was in 1781

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“Lancet window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lancet%20window. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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