rear vault

1 of 2

noun (1)

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

rear vault

2 of 2

noun (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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

rear entry 5 + vault (leap)

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“Rear vault.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rear%20vault. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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