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[mass noun] Tracery with strips of stone across an aperture.
- ‘They are the first example of bar tracery in the early English period.’
- ‘This is an example of plate tracery which preceded the bar tracery of the decorated period of the XIII century.’
- ‘Pointed arched windows separated into numerous lights by bar tracery are present above the door and at two other levels.’
- ‘This window could be the earliest example of bar tracery in England.’
- ‘The bar tracery above the lancets is chip-carved with saltires in squares.’
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