rear vault

noun (1)

Definition of rear vault

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a rear arch used where a wall is very thick and the window recess becomes a vaulted area

rear vault

noun (2)

Definition of rear vault (Entry 2 of 2)

: a vault in which the body is raised sideward to either right or left and then rotated a quarter turn outward so that the back of the body passes over the apparatus used

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History and Etymology for rear vault

Noun (1)

rear entry 5 + vault (arched structure); translation of French arrière-voussure

Noun (2)

rear entry 5 + vault (leap)

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