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pointed arch

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noun
  1. an arch having a pointed apex.

Origin of pointed arch

First recorded in 1740–50
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Historical Examples

  • The sacristy occupied the lower storey of the square, pointed-arch tower.

    Rheims and the Battles for its Possession

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for pointed arch

pointed arch

noun
  1. another name for lancet arch
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