1. noun
a) The practice of constructing vaults, or a particular method of such construction.
b) A vaulted structure; such structures treated as a group.
a) Leaning upward or over
b) Exaggerated or overreaching
See Also: fan vaulting, vaulting horse, equestrian vaulting

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