barrel ceiling

noun
: a ceiling that is semicircular in cross section and resembles a segment of a barrel

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • barrel vault — barrel vaulted, adj. Archit. a vault having the form of a very deep arch. Also called barrel roof, cradle vault, tunnel vault, wagon roof, wagon vault. See illus. under vault. [1840 50] * * *       ceiling or roof consisting of a series of… …   Universalium

  • Barrel vault — Nave of Lisbon Cathedral with a barrel vaulted soffit. Note the absence of clerestory windows, all of the light being provided by the Rose window at one end of the vault …   Wikipedia

  • Ceiling — For other uses, see Ceiling (disambiguation). A ceiling (pronounced /ˈsiːlɪŋ/) is an overhead interior surface that covers the upper limit of a room. It is generally not a structural element, but a finished surface concealing the underside of the …   Wikipedia

  • Barrel vault — Vault Vault (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See {Voluble}, and cf. {Vault} a leap, {Volt} a turn, {Volute}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barrel roof — noun 1. : a roof like the interior of a barrel vault 2. : barrel vault * * * 1. a roof or ceiling having a semicylindrical form. 2. See barrel vault …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrel roof — 1. a roof or ceiling having a semicylindrical form. 2. See barrel vault. * * * …   Universalium

  • barrel vault — tunnel vault, vaulted ceiling formed as a semicylinder (Architecture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barrel vault —    In architecture, a half round ceiling made by placing a series of arches from front to back. Traditionally constructed in stone, it is also known as a tunnel vault, it was developed by the Romans and adopted later by Romanesque church builders …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • wagon ceiling — noun : barrel ceiling …   Useful english dictionary

  • United States debt-ceiling crisis — Part of a series of articles on Unit …   Wikipedia

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