Meaning of reredos

rere•dos

Pronunciation: (rēr'dos, rēr'i-, râr'i-), [key]
— n.
  1. a screen or a decorated part of the wall behind an altar in a church.
  2. the back of a fireplace or of a medieval open hearth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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