reredosse


reredosse
rereˈdorse, rereˈdosse or rereˈdos noun
1. (L dorsum, Fr dos back) a screen or panelling behind an altar or seat
2. A choirscreen
3. The back of a fireplace (archaic)
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  • reredosse — Reredos Rere dos (r?r d?s), n. [From rear + F. dos back, L. dorsum. Cf. {Dorsal}.] (Arch.) (a) A screen or partition wall behind an altar. (b) The back of a fireplace. (c) The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reredos — Rere dos (r?r d?s), n. [From rear + F. dos back, L. dorsum. Cf. {Dorsal}.] (Arch.) (a) A screen or partition wall behind an altar. (b) The back of a fireplace. (c) The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English