nave

Part of speech: noun

The main body of a church, between the aisles.

Part of speech: noun

The hub of a wheel.

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Usage examples "nave":

  1. There was a wide gallery in the church extending clear across the nave. - "The Emperor of Portugallia", Selma Lagerlof.
  2. This monument was removed to the north wall of the nave two centuries later, in 1885, when the church was restored, to allow of access to the new vestry then added. - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.
  3. The portions of the cathedral that survived this century of conflagrations can be seen in the two great western towers, in the arches of the Norman nave, and a few other portions. - "Normandy, Complete The Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns", Gordon Home.