While clearly the original intent of this word was a room defined by an arched ceiling, in modern usage, especially when referring to a room in which valuables are kept, this is seldom the case. For example, most bank vaults do not have arched ceilings, nor necessarily do private vaults. I think the definition should be updated to reflect the way the word is most commonly used today, rather than keeping to the strict architectural term it began as. Lurlock 14:47, 16 December 2008 (UTC)
- How is def #3 supposedly not representative of that usage?? Circeus 02:55, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
- SemperBlotto fixed it in between (see page's history). --Duncan 03:47, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
Room in working men's clubs?
Working men's club says that, in parts of England, the pub-like room with the bar in a working men's club was called the "vault". I have been unable to attest this from Google Books, though. Equinox ◑ 09:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)