lancet window

noun

Definition of lancet window

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

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Examples of lancet window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lush woods enveloping the property peek through the church-like lancet windows. Jenn Pelly, Los Angeles Times, "At home with Sheryl Crow, a widely beloved, and wildly underappreciated, rock star," 21 Aug. 2019 Boards shield what's left of the original stained glass, lancet windows. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "City will revive a famed Russell chapel to tell 'a complete narrative'," 15 June 2018 Boards shield what's left of the original stained glass, lancet windows. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "City will revive a famed Russell chapel to tell 'a complete narrative'," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of lancet window

1781, in the meaning defined above

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“Lancet window.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lancet%20window. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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