Barrel Vault Definition

noun
A simple continuous vault, typically semicircular in cross section.
American Heritage
A vault shaped like half a cylinder.
Webster's New World

(architecture) A simple roof having a curved, often semicircular cross section; used to span large distances in railway stations, churches, etc. Usually supported on columns.

Wiktionary

(roofing) A building profile featuring a rounded profile to the roof on the short axis, but with no angle change on a cut along the long axis.

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Other Word Forms of Barrel Vault

Noun

Singular:
barrel vault
Plural:
barrel-vaults

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