One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax.
A longitudinal strip of metal uniting the barrels of a double-barreled gun.
In Gothic vaulting, one of the primary members of the vault. These are strong arches, meeting and crossing one another, dividing the whole space into triangles, which are then filled by vaulted construction of lighter material. Hence, an imitation of one of these in wood, plaster, or the like.
A raised surface used as a sighting plane. Ribs may be either solid or ventilated. See Rib, Ventilated.
Raised moulding dividing a vault.
any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
(n) A thin, flat feature of an object that acts as a structural support. Ribs, webs, spokes, lugs and other thin features are not section lined if a cutting plane passes parallel to the feature.
An arch of masonry, part of the framework on which a vault rests. They generally project from the undersurface of the vault. Logically, a rib vault is a masonry vault with a relatively thin web and set within a framework of ribs. Three types of ribs / arches are required: diagonal, transverse and longitudinal ( See these words) Click here for more details
A raised sighting plane affixed to the top of a barrel.
1. The stone arch that supports and strengthens the vault. 2. A projecting molded band applied to a ceiling, most commonly used to emphasize and to decorate the structure of vaults.
An arch member which forms a support for an arch or vault.
Any one of the arched series of members which is parallel to the length of a bridge, especially those on a metal arch bridge.
A raised surface, either solid or ventilated, running along the top of a barrel and used as a sighting plane.
One of the 12 paired arches of bone which form the skeletal structure of the chest wall (the rib cage). The ribs attach to the building blocks of the spine (vertebrae) in the back. The 12 pairs of ribs consist of: True ribs: The first seven ribs attach to the sternum (the breast bone) in the front and are known as true ribs (or sternal ribs). False ribs: The lower five ribs do not directly connect to the sternum and are known as false ribs. See the entire definition of Rib
An arch of masonry projecting from under (usually) the surface of the vault providing support and forming part of the framework on which a vault rests.
A relatively slender, molded masonry arch that projects from a surface. In Gothic architecture, the ribs form the framework of the vaulting.
Arched section that supports the vault
An arched structure that looks like fingers holding up the vaults of a ceiling. One of the Gothic elements directing eyes upward.
a vault in which the supporting or structural members have been reduced to the stone skeleton of arches, or ribs, between which webbing is laid [image