- a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column.
- the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle.
Origin of arris
1670–80; < Middle French areste; see arête
Also called piend.
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Examples from the Web for arris
Old 'Arris is either dead and buried, or gorn away, or somethin'.The Lord of the Sea
M. P. Shiel
A curved furrow, immediately adjoining its repetition, and separated from it only by an arris, as in the Doric column.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
She would come to the front of the stage and say confidentially to the audience, "Do you know Lizzie 'Arris?"With Our Army in Palestine
- a sharp edge at the meeting of two surfaces at an angle with one another, as at two adjacent sides of a stone block
C17: apparently from Old French areste beard of grain, sharp ridge; see arête
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