a vault having the form of a number of intersecting coves.
noun 1. (def 1).
[kloi-ster] /ˈklɔɪ stər/ noun 1. a covered walk, especially in a religious institution, having an open arcade or colonnade usually opening onto a courtyard. 2. a courtyard, especially in a religious institution, bordered with such walks. 3. a place of religious seclusion, as a monastery or convent. 4. any quiet, secluded place. 5. life in […]
[kloi-struh l] /ˈklɔɪ strəl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or living in a . 2. . /ˈklɔɪstrəl/ adjective 1. of, like, or characteristic of a cloister adj. c.1600, from cloister + -al (1).
[kloi-stris] /ˈklɔɪ strɪs/ noun, Obsolete. 1. a nun.