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a crucifix, especially a large one at the entrance to the choir or chancel of a medieval church, often supported on a rood beam or rood screen.
a cross as used in crucifixion.
a unit of length varying locally from 5½ to 8 yards (5 to 7 meters).
a unit of land measure equal to 40 square rods or ¼ acre (0.10117 hectare).
a unit of 1 square rod (25.29 sq. m).
Archaic. the cross on which Christ died.

a crucifix, esp one set on a beam or screen at the entrance to the chancel of a church
(as modifier): rood beam, rood arch, rood screen

the Cross on which Christ was crucified
a unit of area equal to one quarter of an acre or 0.10117 hectares
a unit of area equal to 40 square rods


Read Also:

  • Rood-arch

    noun 1. an archway at the center of a rood screen. 2. the archway between a nave and a chancel.

  • Rood-beam

    noun 1. a beam above the entrance to the choir or chancel of a church, supporting the rood.

  • Roodepoort

    noun 1. an industrial city in NE South Africa, in the Witwatersrand. Pop: 172 601 (2001)

  • Rood-loft

    noun 1. a gallery above a rood screen, approached from stairs, used for chantings and readings.

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