Lancet arch
Lancet Lan"cet, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See {Lance}.] 1. A surgical knife-like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Lancet arch} (Arch.), a pointed arch, of which the width, or span, is narrow compared with the height.

{Lancet architecture}, a name given to a style of architecture, in which lancet arches are common; -- peculiar to England and 13th century. [1913 Webster]


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  • lancet arch — n. a narrow, sharply pointed arch …   English World dictionary

  • lancet arch — noun an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance • Syn: ↑lancet • Hypernyms: ↑Gothic arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lancet Arch — See: Arch, Lancet …   Medieval glossary

  • lancet arch — /ˈlænsət atʃ/ (say lansuht ahch) noun a narrow arch with an acutely pointed head; ogive. Also, acute arch, Gothic arch, pointed arch …   Australian English dictionary

  • lancet arch — noun Date: circa 1823 an acutely pointed arch see arch illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lancet arch — Archit. an arch having a head that is acutely pointed. See illus. under arch. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • lancet arch — lan′cet arch n. archit. an arch having a head that is acutely pointed …   From formal English to slang

  • lancet arch — noun (architecture) A sharp pointed arch used in doors and windows, etc. This type of architecture was peculiar to England in the 13th Century …   Wiktionary

  • lancet arch — noun a narrow arch with a pointed crown …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lancet — Lan cet, n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See {Lance}.] 1. A surgical knife like instrument of various forms, commonly sharp pointed and two edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Metal.) An iron bar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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