Rere"dos (r?r"d?s), n. [From rear + F. dos back, L. dorsum. Cf. Dorsal.] Arch. (a)

A screen or partition wall behind an altar.

(b)

The back of a fireplace.

(c)

The open hearth, upon which fires were lighted, immediately under the louver, in the center of ancient halls.

[Also spelt reredosse.]

Fairholt.

 

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