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fan' vault"




a vault composed of a number of concave conoidal surfaces, usually four, springing from the corners of the vaulting compartment and touching or intersecting at the top, often decorated with ribs. See illus. under vault 1.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Fanum Fortunaefan vaulting

 

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