rood beam


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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