Clearstory



clerestory.
Architecture. a portion of an interior rising above adjacent rooftops and having windows admitting daylight to the interior.
a raised construction, as on the roof of a railroad car, having windows or slits for admitting light or air.
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noun
a variant spelling of clerestory
noun (pl) -ries
a row of windows in the upper part of the wall of a church that divides the nave from the aisle, set above the aisle roof
the part of the wall in which these windows are set Compare blindstorey
n.

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