lierne definition by Webster's New World
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Archit. a short rib used in Gothic vaulting to connect the bosses and intersections of the main ribs
Origin: Fr: see liana
lierne definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A subordinate rib used in Gothic vaulting to connect the intersections and bosses of the primary ribs.
Origin: French, from lier, to bind, from Old French; see liable.
lierneA. boss B. diagonal ribs C. ridge ribs D. transverse rib E. liernes F. tiercerons