Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
The part of a cruciform church, projecting at right angles to the main building
In the interior, the transept is between the nave and the chancel.
In Gothic churches, the projections should be called "arms" but are often called the "transepts."
Crossing: The space at the interior intersection of the nave, chancel, and transept of a church; often surmounted by a crossing tower or dome/cupola.
Examples from Buffalo architecture:
- Illustration above: St. Joseph University Church
- St. Mary of Sorrows / King Urban Life Center
- St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church
- Our Lady of Victory RC Basilica
- Central Park United Methodist Church