altarpiece

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Etymology[edit]

altar +‎ piece

Noun[edit]

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altarpiece (plural altarpieces)

  1. a work of art suspended above and behind an altar in a church
    • I walked across the concrete to examine the altarpiece of the atomic age. A large crack ran through it.Atomic John: A truck driver uncovers secrets about the first nuclear bombs, David Samuels December, The New Yorker, 15, 2008 [1]