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Vaults

A part of a structure roofed by arched masonry.

Some examples of different types of vaults...

BARREL
a semicircular vault unbroken by ribs
UNDERPITCH
a barrel vault with small perpendicular vaults underneath
GROIN
formed from intersection of two vaults
QUADRIPARTITE
a four-part vault
SEXPARTITE
a six-part vault
TIERCERON
a vaulting rib starting from the intersection of two vaults
FAN
a group of ribs springing from a point to form a vault