Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A ceiling constructed with recessed panels.
  • noun A recessed panel in such a ceiling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a lacuna.
  • Having lacunæ; lacunose. Also lacunal.
  • noun One of the coffers or sunk compartments in ceilings or soffits formed of beams crossing one another, or resembling in structural form or for purposes of decoration such a construction of beams, as the stone ceilings of the Grecian Doric, those (generally formed of wood and plaster, and profusely decorated with gilding and ornament) common in Renaissance buildings, etc.
  • noun Hence A ceiling or soffit having lacunars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The ceiling or under surface of any part, especially when it consists of compartments, sunk or hollowed without spaces or bands between the panels.
  • noun One of the sunken panels in such a ceiling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine Of or pertaining to a lacuna
  • noun architecture A coffer; a ceiling constructed of coffers

Etymologies

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

[Latin lacūnar, from lacūna, hole; see lagoon.]

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