Glossary beginning with L
Definitions of Architectural words and phrases
- Lancet Windowsearch for term
A narrow pointed arched window.Synonyms: Lancet
- Lintelsearch for term
Horizontal beam or stone bridging an opening.
- Lunettesearch for term
French for "little moon", a lunette is a crescent-shaped or semicircular area on a wall or vaulted ceiling, framed by an arch or vault.
- Lychgatesearch for term
A wooden roofed gateway at the entrance to a churchyard where a coffin or shroud covered corpse is received. Traditionally the corpse would be placed on a bier and the priest would conduct the first part of the service under the lychgate.