fan vaulting

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fan vaulting

Architect vaulting having ribs that radiate like those of a fan and spring from the top of a capital or corbel
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fan vaulting

[′fan ‚vȯlt·iŋ]
(architecture)
Vaulting in which the ribs diverge like the rays of a fan.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.