Definitions for traceryˈtreɪ sə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
trac•er•yˈtreɪ sə ri(n.)(pl.)-er•ies.
ornamental work consisting of ramified ribs, bars, or the like, as in the upper part of a Gothic window, in panels, screens, etc.
any delicate, interlacing work of lines, threads, etc., as in carving or embroidery; network.
Origin of tracery:
decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
bars or ribs, usually of stone or wood, or other material, that subdivide an opening or stand in relief against a door or wall as an ornamental feature.
In architecture, tracery is the stonework elements that support the glass in a Gothic window. The term probably derives from the 'tracing floors' on which the complex patterns of late Gothic windows were laid out. There are two main types, plate tracery and the later bar tracery.
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