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lancet window

n.
A tall, narrow window set in a lancet arch.
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lancet window

n
(Architecture) a narrow window having a lancet arch. Sometimes shortened to: lancet
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lan′cet win′dow


n.
a high, narrow window terminating in a lancet arch.
[1775–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lancet window - a narrow window having a lancet arch and without tracerylancet window - a narrow window having a lancet arch and without tracery
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
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lancet window

n (Archit) → Spitzbogenfenster nt
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It is the interior that impresses, a complex composition of confined and open spaces, with its double aisles, internal buttresses in the manner of Albi Cathedral, bridges across the transepts to carry a continuous gallery passage right around the building, and with lancet windows carried higher than the main vaults to give a further sense of complexity and grandeur.
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