horseshoe arch
noun Date: 1797 an arch having an intrados that widens above the springing before narrowing to a rounded or pointed crown — see arch illustration

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  • horseshoe arch — n. an arch shaped like a horseshoe …   English World dictionary

  • horseshoe arch — noun a round arch that widens before rounding off • Syn: ↑Moorish arch • Hypernyms: ↑round arch * * * an arch with the intrados widening above the springing and then narrowing to a rounded crown. Also called Moorish arch. See illus. under arch.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • horseshoe arch — an arch with the intrados widening above the springing and then narrowing to a rounded crown. Also called Moorish arch. See illus. under arch. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • Arch — • A structure composed of separate pieces, such as stone or bricks, having the shape of truncated wedges, arranged on a curved line so as to retain their position by mutual pressure Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Arch     Arch …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Arch — For other uses, see Arch (disambiguation). A masonry arch 1. Keystone 2. Voussoir 3. Extrados 4. Impost 5. Intrados 6. Rise 7. Clear span 8. Abutment An arch is a structure that spans a space while… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • horseshoe — n. 1 an iron shoe for a horse shaped like the outline of the hard part of the hoof. 2 a thing of this shape; an object shaped like C or U (e.g. a magnet, a table, a Spanish or Islamic arch). Phrases and idioms: horseshoe crab a large marine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • arch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. curve, arc, vault. See convexity, concavity, curvature. adj. cunning, roguish; preeminent, chief. See superiority. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Main] Syn. chief, main, principal; see principal . 2.… …   English dictionary for students

  • arch — I n 1. archway, arched doorway, arched gateway; span, vault, dome, cupola, cove, coved vault, cloistered vault; bow, bend, curve, arc, convexity, camber, curvature, horseshoe; camber piece, camber slip, Anat. fornix, Math. catenary, Geom. cycloid …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Moorish arch — noun a round arch that widens before rounding off • Syn: ↑horseshoe arch • Hypernyms: ↑round arch * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized M : a horseshoe arch …   Useful english dictionary

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