discharging arch


an arch for taking some of the weight from a structural member beneath it.

Nearby words

  1. discharge lamp,
  2. discharge printing,
  3. discharge tube,
  4. dischargeable,
  5. dischargee,
  6. dischronation,
  7. disci-,
  8. discifloral,
  9. disciform,
  10. disciform degeneration

Origin of discharging arch

First recorded in 1810–20

Also called relieving arch.

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