- to curve or bend back or backward.
Origin of recurve
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The abutment is at right angles and therefore spoils the recurve.
An appendage at that point is considered to spoil the recurve or obstruction.
Placing the delta upon the recurve would spoil that recurve.
It must be free of any appendages abutting upon the outside of the recurve at a right angle.
These tented arches have two of the loop characteristics, recurve and delta, but lack the third, the ridge count.
- to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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