Inverted arch
Inverted In*vert"ed, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order; reversed; characterized by inversion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) Situated apparently in reverse order, as strata when folded back upon themselves by upheaval. [1913 Webster]

{Inverted arch} (Arch.), an arch placed with crown downward; -- much used in foundations. [1913 Webster]


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  • inverted arch — noun : an arch with the crown downward that is much used in foundations, sewers, and tunnels and is often made of solid concrete * * * inverted arch noun An arch with its curve turned downwards • • • Main Entry: ↑invert * * * inverted arch, an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inverted — In*vert ed, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order; reversed; characterized by inversion. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Situated apparently in reverse order, as strata when folded back upon themselves by upheaval. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ARCH —    The arch was invented around 2500 BC in the Indus Valley of ancient India. It is a curved structure that rests on posts or walls and allows for the spanning of an architectural space. Prior to the use of the arch, the post and lintel structure …   Historical Dictionary of Architecture

  • arch — 1. noun /ɑːtʃ,ɑɹtʃ/ a) An inverted U shape. b) An arch shaped arrangement of trapezoidal stones, designed to redistribute downward force outward. 2. verb /ɑːtʃ,ɑɹtʃ/ To form into an arch shape The cat arched its back 3. adjective …   Wiktionary

  • inverted talon — Talon Tal on, n. [F., heel, spur, LL. talo, fr. L. talus the ankle, heel.] 1. The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gateway Arch — Infobox nrhp2 | name =Gateway Arch nhl=yes caption = location= Memorial Drive, St. Louis, Missouri, USA lat degrees = 38 lat minutes = 37 lat seconds = 31 lat direction = N long degrees = 90 long minutes = 11 long seconds = 0 long direction = W… …   Wikipedia

  • Ctesiphon arch — /tesˈi fon ärch/ (architecture) noun An arch of inverted catenary shape, such as the great ruined arch at Ctesiphon, on the Tigris south east of Baghdad …   Useful english dictionary

  • visceral arch — noun 1. : one of a series of bony or cartilaginous inverted arches that develop in the walls of the mouth cavity and pharynx of a vertebrate embryo and consist typically of a curved segmented bar or rod on each side meeting its fellow of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • skeleton — skeletonless, adj. skeletonlike, adj. /skel i tn/, n. 1. Anat., Zool. the bones of a human or an animal considered as a whole, together forming the framework of the body. 2. any of various structures forming a rigid framework in an invertebrate.… …   Universalium

  • invert — invertible, adj. invertibility, n. v. /in verrt /; adj., n. /in verrt/, v.t. 1. to turn upside down. 2. to reverse in position, order, direction, or relationship. 3. to turn or change to the opposite or contrary, as in nature, bearing, or effect …   Universalium

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