tracery

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tracery (plural traceries)

  1. (architecture) bars or ribs, usually of stone or wood, or other material, that subdivide an opening or stand in relief against a door or wall as an ornamental feature.
  2. A delicate interlacing of lines reminding of the architectural ornament.
    • 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque:
      He is homesick for the hale rough weather; for the tracery of the frost upon his window- panes at morning, the reluctant descent of the first flakes, and the white roofs relieved against the sombre sky.