lierne rib definition

  • noun:
    • In Gothic vaulting, any rib which cannot spring from impost and is maybe not a ridge rib, but passes from 1 supervisor or intersection of this main ribs to a different.
    • In Gothic vaulting, any rib which does not spring from the impost and is not a ridge rib, but passes from one boss or intersection of the principal ribs to another.
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