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Norman arch

(mainly Brit) a semicircular arch, esp one in the Romanesque style of architecture developed by the Normans in England Also called Roman arch
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  • A norman arch, probably the relic of an older building, fills the opening of a transept on the south side.

    Seaward Sussex Edric Holmes
  • A norman arch, now blocked up, leads to the canons' vestry on the east.

  • We want some person capable of representing our mayor standing under the norman arch of the cathedral.'

    George Borrow and His Circle Clement King Shorter
  • A norman arch in the S. transept is thought to be a portion of the original structure.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins

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