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Gothic arch

a pointed arch, especially one having only two centers and equal radii.
Origin of Gothic arch
First recorded in 1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Later, buildings were erected on purely classical lines; yet they still kept to the Gothic arch.

    Venice Dorothy Menpes
  • He cut away the door till he had formed a Gothic arch, about three feet high, and two and a half wide at the bottom.

    Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
  • Here a small stream has worn out a remarkable cavern in the rocks forming a Gothic arch for entrance.

    The Hudson Wallace Bruce
  • I built a cottage for Susan and myself and made a gateway in the form of a Gothic arch, by setting up a whale's jaw bones.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
British Dictionary definitions for Gothic arch

Gothic arch

another name for lancet arch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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