a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column.
the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle.
Origin of arris
< Middle French areste;
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Examples from the Web for arris
Historical Examples of arris
Old 'Arris is either dead and buried, or gorn away, or somethin'.
A curved furrow, immediately adjoining its repetition, and separated from it only by an arris, as in the Doric column.
She would come to the front of the stage and say confidentially to the audience, "Do you know Lizzie 'Arris?"
British Dictionary definitions for arris
noun plural -ris or -rises
a sharp edge at the meeting of two surfaces at an angle with one another, as at two adjacent sides of a stone block
Word Origin for arris
C17: apparently from Old French areste beard of grain, sharp ridge; see arête
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