stave church

noun

Definition of stave church

: a church of medieval Nordic origin that is made of wooden staves and has gables, a cupola, and often a series of pitched roofs

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History and Etymology for stave church

translation of Norwegian stavkirke

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“Stave church.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stave%20church. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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