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clere·sto·ry / ˈkli(ə)rˌstôrē/ (also clear·sto·ry) • n. (pl. -ries) the upper part of the nave, choir, and transepts of a large church, containing a series of windows. ∎  such a series of windows in a church or similar windows in another building. ∎  a raised section of roof running down the center of a railroad car, with small windows or ventilators.

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clerestory or clearstory (both: klĬr´stōr´ē, –stôr´ē), a part of a building whose walls rise higher than the roofs of adjoining parts of the structure. Pierced by windows, it is chiefly a device for obtaining extra light. It had an early use in certain Egyptian temples, as at Karnak, and was used later in the great halls of Roman basilicas. It became a characteristic element of medieval churches, receiving its fullest development in churches of the Gothic period.

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clerestory the upper part of the nave, choir, and transepts of a large church, containing a series of windows. It is clear of the roofs of the aisles and admits light to the central parts of the building.

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clerestory row of lights above the arches or triforium of a church. XV. f. CLEAR + STOREY.

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