clerestory definition

  • noun:
    • The upper area of the nave, transepts, and choir of a church, containing house windows.
    • An upper portion of a wall containing house windows for supplying sun light to a building.
    • top of the section of a wall containing house windows to allow in natural light to a building, particularly in the nave, transept and choir of a church or cathedral
    • just like clearstory.
    • See clearstory.
    • element of an interior wall increasing above the adjacent roof with windows admitting light

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