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trimmer arch

noun, Building Trades.
an arch, usually of brick and in the form of half of a segmental arch, between a chimney and a header in a floor structure to support a hearth.
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First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The hearth should rest on what is called a trimmer arch, which is made of brick.

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    Louis Henry Gibson

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