rood beam

noun

Definition of rood beam

: the beam at the entrance of a church chancel that supports a large cross or crucifix especially in a medieval church

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First Known Use of rood beam

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Rood beam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rood%20beam. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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