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Meaning of TRANSEPT

Pronunciation:  'transept

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church; crosses the nave at right angles
 

TRANSEPT is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: church, church building, construction, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tran"sept\, n. [Pref. trans- + L. septum an inclosure.
See {Septum}.] (Arch.)
The transversal part of a church, which crosses at right
angles to the greatest length, and between the nave and
choir. In the basilicas, this had often no projection at its
two ends. In Gothic churches these project these project
greatly, and should be called the arms of the transept. It is
common, however, to speak of the arms themselves as the
transepts.

 

 

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