groined vault


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Related to groined vault: cross vault, barrel vault, ribbed vault

groined vault

One covering a square bay where two barrel vaults of equal diameter and height intersect. See also: Vault
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groined vault, groin vault

groined vault
A compound vault in which barrel vaults intersect, forming arrises called groins.
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