Arc Boutant

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“The main rib or arch-band which crosses a vault at right angles and separates adjoining bays from each other. Image: Arcs in vaulting, perspective and plan. A B, C D, arcs doubleaux; A D, C B, arcs ogives; A C, B D, arcs formerets."-Whitney, 1902


arch, rib, bays


Groin Vaults


William Dwight Whitney, The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York: The Century Co., 1902)I:291


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