rood loft


Definition of rood loft

: a loft or gallery over the rood screen in a medieval church used for display of the rood and its appendages and for the reading of the Gospel and the Epistle

First Known Use of rood loft

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rood loft

Middle English rodeloft, from rod, rood, rode rood + loft

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“Rood loft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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