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transverse arch
Broader term arch
Any arch used to support a vault, ceiling or roof, set at right angles to the space that it spans.

transverse ribs / arches : A rib / vault which is perpendicular to the nave axis
triforium : a galleried arcade above the main arches of the nave and below the clerestory. Also called a "blind-storey ...

transverse arch: an arch at right angles to the main body of a building.
travertine: an Italian cream-coloured limestone, which can be polished with good effect.
trefoil: having three foils or cusps.

Transverse rib
a rib in a vault that crosses the nave or aisle at right angles to the axis of the building.
Travertine ...

Transverse Arch
Arch set at right-angles to the axis of a vault which it divides into bays.
Trefoil ...

Transverse arch
- the arch which separates one bay of a vault from another, often decorated.

Transverse arch: An arch of the vault that runs perpendicular to the nave that divides one bay - or groin vaults - from another.
Tudor arches (flattened Gothic) arches are found in Tudor Revival, Gothic Revival styles

See also: Coliseum - Roman Arches

Transverse barrel vaults of side aisle.
Ste. Madeleine Vézelay: This Burgundian monastery was believed to possess the relics of Mary Magdalene. Consquently, this abbey became an important destination for pilgrims. The building was largely built between 1120 and 1132.

Transverse vaulting : The use of ribs or arches to span the primary axis of an open area. A transverse arch reinforces the vault while emphasizing the visual sense of interior space. (See Vault and Rib vault.)
Tribune : A vaulted gallery which forms or covers the ceiling of an aisle.

Transverse portion of a cruciform church.
The flat part of a step.

transverse arch: Supporting arch which runs across the vault from side to side, dividing the bays. it usually projects down from the surface of the vault transverse arch: The arch which runs across the vault to separate the bays.

A transverse, wall-bearing arch that divides a vault or a ceiling into compartments, providing a kind of firebreak.

Horizontal transverse roof-timber connecting a pair of rafters or cruck blades, set between the apex and the wall-plate.Collar purlin
Central roof-timber which carries collar-beams and is supported by crown-posts. Also called a crown-plate.

1. The transverse part of a cruciform church, crossing the nave at right angles.
2. Either of the two lateral arms of such a part.
[New Latin trnsptum : Latin trns-, trans- + Latin saeptum, partition; see septum.] ...

Transept. Transverse nave in a cruciform church, crossing the main nave at the level of the presbytery.
Trefoil. Three-lobed opening or arch.

the horizontal transverse beam in a roof, tying together the feet of pairs of rafters to counteract thrust.
an intermediate horizontal bar of stone or wood across a window-opening. The horizontal member of a door-frame beneath a fanlight.

Transept - Transverse arms of a cruciform plan church, usually dividing the nave from the chancel.
Transitional - The period around the 1890s between Victorian and Edwardian architecture and incorporating elements from each period.

TRANSEPT The transverse arm of a cruciform church. The nave and the transepts intersect at the crossing.
TRIGLYPH A rectangular block between metopes in a Doric frieze usually ornamented by vertical grooves.
VERGEBOARD See bargeboard.

The transverse part of a church with a cruciform or cross-shaped floor plan.
A horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window above it.

Other types of ribs: lierne, ridge, tierceron, transverse Diaper: A pattern formed by small, repeated geometrical motifs set adjacent to one another, used to decorate stone surfaces in architecture and as a background to illuminations in manuscripts, wall painting or panel painting.

OCTPARTITE: a vault in which each bay is divided into eight by two diagonal and two transverse ribs. OCULUS: the central opening at the head of a traceried window, generally formed between mullions or supermullions to either side (cf. EYELET). ŒIL-DE-BŒUF: a small circular or oval window.

Beam A structural member, usually horizontal, whose main function is to carry loads transverse to its longitudinal axis. These loads usually cause bending of the beam member. Some types of beams are simple, continuous, and cantilever.

The date is not recorded; no early examples remain in Lombardy, but in Normandy we find, about 1050, churches which possess aisles covered by square, groined vaults, with the transverse arches showing.

Exposure:The transverse dimension of a roofing element not overlapped by an adjacent element in any roof system.Factory Square:108 square feet (10 square meters) of roofing material. See Square.

Late in the Romanesque period another solution came into use for regulating the height of diagonal and transverse ribs. This was to use arches of the same diameter for both horizontal and transverse ribs, causing the transverse ribs to meet at a point.

Diaphragm Arch
A transverse arch across the nave of a church partitioning the roof into sections. Image courtesy of Gretchen Ranger
Referring to a temple surrounded by a double range of columns. Image courtesy of Gayle Goudy Kochanski ...

(Literally -a cross enclosure.) Transverse portion of a cross shaped church building.
The space between the lintel and archway over a doorway or opening. Very often elaborately carved, especially in early churches.

Transept: Any major transverse part of the church, usually crossing the nave and at right angles with the entrance of the choir (fig.1). The transept may be divided into areas of different height.

Rood Beam, a large beam set transversely across a church from north to south on which stands a crucifix.

Rood screen, the screen dividing the choir from the nave. ...

A structure forming the transverse part of a cruciform church, crosses the nave at right angles.
Horizontal mullion or crossbar.

* Dosseret - A vertical projection serving as the lower part of a transverse rib engaged with the wall or framing a door or window.
* Double-splayed - Embrasure whose smallest aperture is in the middle of the wall.

A Beam is a structural member transversely supporting a load.
Blocking is a wooden block or other device used as a support.

Early in the 12th century, masons developed the ribbed vault, which consists of thin arches of stone, running diagonally, transversely, and longitudinally. The new vault, which was thinner, lighter, and more versatile, allowed a number of architectural developments to take place.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Vault, Architecture, Gothic, Church, Arch?

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