an ornamental screen or partition wall behind an altar in a church
Origin of reredosMiddle English rerdos, aphetic from Anglo-French areredos from Old French arere (see arrears) + dos, back (see dosser)
- A decorative screen or facing on the wall at the back of an altar.
- The back of an open hearth of a fireplace.
Origin of reredosMiddle English from Anglo-Norman from areredos arere behind (Latin ad- ad- ) (Latin retrō backward ; see re- in Indo-European roots.) dos back ( from Latin dorsum )