intermediate rib

intermediate rib

A subordinate vault rib between primary ribs.
See also: Rib
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intermediate rib

1. A rib in vaulting subordinate to the primary ribs.
2. In a sexpartite vault, the transverse rib in the middle of the bay, above the intermediate and smaller piers.
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