Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A piece of artwork, such as a painting or carving, that is placed above and behind an altar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The painting or piece of sculpture above and behind the altar; reredos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A decorative screen, retable, or reredos placed behind an altar, considered especially as a work of art.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table

Etymologies

altar +‎ piece (Wiktionary)

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