vaulting shaft

noun
variants: or vaulting pillar

Definition of vaulting shaft

: an upright member (as a pilaster or column) from which springs a rib of a vault and that is commonly one of a cluster or forms part of a larger pier

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“Vaulting shaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vaulting%20shaft. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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