barrel vault

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barrel vault

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barrel vault (plural barrel vaults)

  1. (architecture) A simple roof having a curved, often semicircular cross section; used to span large distances in railway stations, churches, etc. Usually supported on columns.
  2. (roofing) A building profile featuring a rounded profile to the roof on the short axis, but with no angle change on a cut along the long axis.

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