Relieving arch
Relieving Re*liev"ing, a. Serving or tending to relieve. [1913 Webster]

{Relieving arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under {Discharge}, v. t.

{Relieving tackle}. (Naut.) (a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales or an action, in case of accident to the tiller ropes. (b) A strong tackle from a wharf to a careened vessel, to prevent her from going over entirely, and to assist in righting her. --Totten. --Craig. [1913 Webster]


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  • relieving arch — noun : an arch built over a lintel to relieve or distribute the weight of the wall above called also discharging arch * * * relieving arch noun An arch in a wall to relieve the part below it from a superincumbent weight • • • Main Entry: ↑relieve …   Useful english dictionary

  • relieving arch. — See discharging arch. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • relieving arch. — See discharging arch. [1840 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Relieving — Re*liev ing, a. Serving or tending to relieve. [1913 Webster] {Relieving arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under {Discharge}, v. t. {Relieving tackle}. (Naut.) (a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales or an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Relieving tackle — Relieving Re*liev ing, a. Serving or tending to relieve. [1913 Webster] {Relieving arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under {Discharge}, v. t. {Relieving tackle}. (Naut.) (a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arch — See: Arch, Two Centred, Arch, Elliptical, Arch, Pointed, Arch, Relieving, Arch, Ogee, Arch, Lancet, Arch, Four centred, Arch, Equilateral Arch, Depressed, Arch, Drop, Arch, Round …   Medieval glossary

  • Arch, Relieving — ♦ Often rough, placed in the wall over an opening to relieve it of superincumbent weight. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 409) …   Medieval glossary

  • Discharging arch — Cross section of the Pantheon showing the discharging arch on the right side …   Wikipedia

  • discharging arch — noun : relieving arch * * * an arch for taking some of the weight from a structural member beneath it. Also called relieving arch. [1810 20] * * * discharging arch noun An arch built in a wall to protect a space beneath from the weight above • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • discharging arch — an arch for taking some of the weight from a structural member beneath it. Also called relieving arch. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

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