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English → English (gcide) Definition: Rampant vault Rampant \Ramp"ant\ (r[a^]mp"ant), a. [F., p. pr. of ramper to creep. See Ramp, v.] 1. Ramping; leaping; springing; rearing upon the hind legs; hence, raging; furious. [1913 Webster] The fierce lion in his kind Which goeth rampant after his prey. --Gower. [1913 Webster] [The] lion . . . rampant shakes his brinded mane. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Ascending; climbing; rank in growth; exuberant. [1913 Webster] The rampant stalk is of unusual altitude. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) Rising with fore paws in the air as if attacking; -- said of a beast of prey, especially a lion. The right fore leg and right hind leg should be raised higher than the left. [1913 Webster] Rampant arch. (a) An arch which has one abutment higher than the other. (b) Same as Rampant vault, below. Rampant gardant (Her.), rampant, but with the face turned to the front. Rampant regardant, rampant, but looking backward. Rampant vault (Arch.), a continuous wagon vault, or cradle vault, whose two abutments are located on an inclined plane, such as the vault supporting a stairway, or forming the ceiling of a stairway. [1913 Webster] Vault \Vault\ (v[add]lt; see Note, below), n. [OE. voute, OF. voute, volte, F. vo[^u]te, LL. volta, for voluta, volutio, fr. L. volvere, volutum, to roll, to turn about. See Voluble, and cf. Vault a leap, Volt a turn, Volute.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arch.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. [1913 Webster] The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault. --Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. An arched apartment; especially, a subterranean room, use for storing articles, for a prison, for interment, or the like; a cell; a cellar. “Charnel vaults.” --Milton. [1913 Webster] The silent vaults of death. --Sandys. [1913 Webster] To banish rats that haunt our vault. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. The canopy of heaven; the sky. [1913 Webster] That heaven's vault should crack. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. [F. volte, It. volta, originally, a turn, and the same word as volta an arch. See the Etymology above.] A leap or bound. Specifically: (a) (Man.) The bound or leap of a horse; a curvet. (b) A leap by aid of the hands, or of a pole, springboard, or the like. [1913 Webster] Note: The l in this word was formerly often suppressed in pronunciation. [1913 Webster] Barrel vault, Cradle vault, Cylindrical vault, or Wagon vault (Arch.), a kind of vault having two parallel abutments, and the same section or profile at all points. It may be rampant, as over a staircase (see Rampant vault , under Rampant), or curved in plan, as around the apse of a church. Coved vault. (Arch.) See under 1st Cove, v. t. Groined vault (Arch.), a vault having groins, that is, one in which different cylindrical surfaces intersect one another, as distinguished from a barrel, or wagon, vault. Rampant vault. (Arch.) See under Rampant. Ribbed vault (Arch.), a vault differing from others in having solid ribs which bear the weight of the vaulted surface. True Gothic vaults are of this character. Vault light, a partly glazed plate inserted in a pavement or ceiling to admit light to a vault below. [1913 Webster]

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