pointed arch




Definitions of pointed arch
  1. noun

    an arch with a pointed apex; characteristic of Gothic architecture

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    drop arch

    a blunt pointed arch drawn from two centers within the span
    Gothic arch

    a pointed arch; usually has a joint (instead of a keystone) at the apex
    keel arch, ogee arch

    a pointed arch having an S-shape on both sides
    trefoil arch

    a pointed arch having cusps in the intrados on either side of the apex
    lancet, lancet arch

    an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
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    arch

    (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

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