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springing line

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noun Architecture.
  1. a horizontal line between the springs of an arch or dome.
  2. the rise or the angle of the rise of an arch.
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  • Their arches are richly moulded and acutely pointed, the springing-line being rather low down.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon

    Cecil Walter Charles Hallett