rood screen

noun

: a screen separating the chancel of a church from the nave and often surmounted by a cross or crucifix

called also jube

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rood screen was in 1817

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“Rood screen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rood%20screen. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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