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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  An  arched  structure  of  masonry,  forming  a  ceiling 
  or  canopy. 
 
  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.''  --Milton. 
 
  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 
  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 
 
  Note:  The  l  in  this  word  was  formerly  often  suppressed  in 
  pronunciation. 
 
  {Barrel},  {Cradle},  {Cylindrical},  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cylindric  \Cy*lin"dric\  (s?-l?n"dr?k),  Cylindrical 
  \Cy*lin"dric*al\  (-dr?-kal),  a.  [Gr.  kylindriko`s,  from 
  ky`lindros  cylinder:  cf  F.  cylindrique.] 
  Having  the  form  of  a  cylinder,  or  of  a  section  of  its  convex 
  surface;  partaking  of  the  properties  of  the  cylinder. 
 
  {Cylindrical  lens},  a  lens  having  one  or  more  than  one 
  cylindrical  surface. 
 
  {Cylindric,  or  Cylindrical},  {surface}  (Geom.),  a  surface 
  described  by  a  straight  line  that  moves  according  to  any 
  law,  but  so  as  to  be  constantly  parallel  to  a  given  line 
 
 
  {Cylindrical  vault}.  (Arch.)  See  under  {Vault},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cylindrical 
  adj  1:  having  the  form  of  a  cylinder  or  tube  [syn:  {tube-shaped},  {tubelike}, 
  {vasiform}] 
  2:  related  to  or  having  the  shape  or  properties  of  a  cylinder 
  [syn:  {cylindric}] 




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