lancet window


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

Illustration of lancet window

Illustration of lancet window

Examples of lancet window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His lancet windows feature entire segments, such as the protesters’ placards, crafted in different shades of white, allowing sunshine to come pouring through. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2023 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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