Rood-screen meaning

In medieval churches, an often openwork wall-like screen separating the choir from the nave and extending upward to the rood beam.
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An ornamental screen, usually with a rood above it supported by a beam (rood beam), serving as a partition between the nave and the chancel of a church.
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(architecture) A carved screen that separated the chancel and nave in a medieval church; it originally carried a large crucifix.
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