Gothic arch
noun Date: 1739 a pointed arch; especially one with a joint instead of a keystone at its apex

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gothic arch — n. a pointed arch …   English World dictionary

  • Gothic arch — noun a pointed arch; usually has a joint (instead of a keystone) at the apex • Hypernyms: ↑pointed arch • Hyponyms: ↑lancet arch, ↑lancet * * * noun Usage: often capitalized G : a pointed arch; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gothic arch — a pointed arch, esp. one having only two centers and equal radii. See illus. under arch. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Gothic arch — Goth′ic arch′ n. archit. a pointed arch, esp. one having only two centers and equal radii • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • Gothic arch — noun An arch in the shape of ogive …   Wiktionary

  • Gothic arch — /gɒθɪk ˈatʃ/ (say gothik ahch) noun → lancet arch …   Australian English dictionary

  • gothic arch tracing — a tracing of the movements of the mandible, resembling an arrowhead or a Gothic arch, made by means of a device attached to the opposing arches, the exact shape depending on the location of the marking point relative to the tracing table; the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gothic arch formation — Henning sign …   Medical dictionary

  • Gothic architecture — See also: Gothic art The western façade of Reims Cathedral, France …   Wikipedia

  • Gothic boiler — French locomotive L Aigle A gothic boiler is an early form of steam locomotive boiler with a prominently raised firebox of Gothic arch , haystack , or coppernob shape. The term haystack is most commonly used, but is avoided here as it is… …   Wikipedia

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