Sconcheon
Sconcheon Scon"cheon, n. (Arch.) A squinch. [1913 Webster]

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  • sconcheon — Squinch Squinch (skw[i^]nch), n. [Corrupted fr. sconce.] (Arch.) A small arch thrown across the corner of a square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square tower; called also {sconce}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sconcheon — /skon cheuhn/, n. Archit. the reveal of a window or doorway from the frame to the inner face of the wall. Also, scuncheon, esconson. [1325 75; ME sconchon, sconcheon < OF escoinson corner, cut angle, deriv. of coin, cuigne angle; see COIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • sconcheon — scon•cheon [[t]ˈskɒn tʃən[/t]] also scuncheon n. bui archit. the reveal of a window or doorway from the frame to the inner face of the wall • Etymology: 1325–75; ME sconchon, sconcheon < OF escoinson corner, cut angle, der. of coin, cuigne… …   From formal English to slang

  • sconcheon — scon·cheon …   English syllables

  • sconcheon — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sconcheon arch — an archway that includes the sconcheons of a door or window. Also, scoinson arch. * * * …   Universalium

  • sconcheon arch — noun an arch that supports part of the wall • Syn: ↑scoinson arch • Hypernyms: ↑arch * * * an archway that includes the sconcheons of a door or window. Also, scoinson arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • scoinson arch — noun an arch that supports part of the wall • Syn: ↑sconcheon arch • Hypernyms: ↑arch * * * ˈskȯin(t)sən noun Etymology: scoinson alteration (influenced by Middle French escoinsson sconcheon) of …   Useful english dictionary

  • esconson — ə̇ˈskän(t)sən noun ( s) Etymology: French écoinçon, écoinson, from Middle French escoinson more at sconcheon : a jamb shaft in the inside arris of a window jamb * * * /i skon seuhn/, n. sconcheon …   Useful english dictionary

  • sconce — Squinch Squinch (skw[i^]nch), n. [Corrupted fr. sconce.] (Arch.) A small arch thrown across the corner of a square room to support a superimposed mass, as where an octagonal spire or drum rests upon a square tower; called also {sconce}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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