fan vaulting

fan vault·ing
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan vawl-ting]
    • /fæn ˈvɔl tɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fan vawl-ting]
    • /fæn ˈvɔl tɪŋ/

Definitions of fan vaulting words

  • noun fan vaulting a system of fan vaults. 1
  • noun fan vaulting vaulting having ribs that radiate like those of a fan and spring from the top of a capital or corbel 0
  • noun fan vaulting vaulting in which the ribs are spread out like those of a fan 0

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Origin of fan vaulting

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1795-1805

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Parts of speech for Fan vaulting


fan vaulting popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fan vaulting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fan vaulting

noun fan vaulting

  • beam — If you say that someone is beaming, you mean that they have a big smile on their face because they are happy, pleased, or proud about something.
  • plaster — a composition, as of lime or gypsum, sand, water, and sometimes hair or other fiber, applied in a pasty form to walls, ceilings, etc., and allowed to harden and dry.
  • roof — the external upper covering of a house or other building.
  • covert — Covert activities or situations are secret or hidden.
  • dome — Architecture. a vault, having a circular plan and usually in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions. a domical roof or ceiling. a polygonal vault, ceiling, or roof.

Antonyms for fan vaulting

noun fan vaulting

  • floor — that part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks.
  • minimum — the least quantity or amount possible, assignable, allowable, or the like.

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