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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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