rood screen


Definition of rood screen

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

called also jube

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First Known Use of rood screen

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Rood screen.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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