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.
- Also called piend.
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How to use arris in a sentence
A curved furrow, immediately adjoining its repetition, and separated from it only by an arris, as in the Doric column.History of Ancient Art | Franz von Reber
It differs from a bevel in that a bevel inclines all the way to the next arris, while a chamfer makes a new arris, Fig. 271.Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
Old 'arris is either dead and buried, or gorn away, or somethin'.The Lord of the Sea | M. P. Shiel
She would come to the front of the stage and say confidentially to the audience, "Do you know Lizzie 'arris?"With Our Army in Palestine | Antony Bluett
Even then the lower arris (corner) is likely to be splintered off.Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for arris
a sharp edge at the meeting of two surfaces at an angle with one another, as at two adjacent sides of a stone block
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