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Definition: Wagon 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
, and cf. Vault
a leap, Volt
a turn, Volute
1. (Arch.) An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling
The long-drawn aisle and fretted vault. --Gray.
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.”
The silent vaults of death. --Sandys.
To banish rats that haunt our vault. --Swift.
3. The canopy of heaven; the sky.
That heaven's vault should crack. --Shak.
4. [F. volte, It. volta, originally, a turn, and the same
word as volta an arch. See the Etymology above.] A leap or
(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.
Note: The l in this word was formerly often suppressed in
, Cradle vault
, Cylindrical 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.
. (Arch.) See under 1st Cove
, v. t.
(Arch.), a vault having groins, that is, one
in which different cylindrical surfaces intersect one
another, as distinguished from a barrel, or wagon, vault.
. (Arch.) See under Rampant
(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.
, a partly glazed plate inserted in a pavement
or ceiling to admit light to a vault below.
, n. [D. wagen. [root]136. See Wain
1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually
drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight
Note: In the United States, light wagons are used for the
conveyance of persons and light commodities.
2. A freight car on a railway. [Eng.]
3. A chariot [Obs.] --Spenser.
4. (Astron.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
Note: This word and its compounds are often written with two
g's (waggon, waggonage, etc.), chiefly in England. The
forms wagon, wagonage, etc., are, however,
etymologically preferable, and in the United States are
almost universally used.
. See the Note under Boiler
(Arch.), a semicircular, or wagon-headed,
arch or ceiling; -- sometimes used also of a ceiling whose
section is polygonal instead of semicircular.
, an officer or person in charge of one or more
wagons, especially of those used for transporting freight,
as the supplies of an army, and the like.
, a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a
wagon wheel; a drag.
. (Arch.) See under 1st Vault