from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A series or system of fan vaults.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an elaborate system of vaulting, in which the ribs diverge somewhat like the rays of a fan, as in Henry VII.'s chapel in Westminster Abbey. It is peculiar to English Gothic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans
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