extrados

[ ek-struh-dos, -dohs, ek-strey-dos, -dohs ]
/ ˈɛk strəˌdɒs, -ˌdoʊs, ɛkˈstreɪ dɒs, -doʊs /

noun, plural ex·tra·dos [ek-struh-dohz, ek-strey-dohz], /ˈɛk strəˌdoʊz, ɛkˈstreɪ doʊz/, ex·tra·dos·es.Architecture.

the exterior curve or surface of an arch or vault.

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Origin of extrados

1765–75; <French, equivalent to extra-extra- + dos back (<Latin dorsumdorsum
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extrados
/ (ɛkˈstreɪdɒs) /

noun plural -dos (-dəʊz) or -doses

architect the outer curve or surface of an arch or vaultCompare intrados

Word Origin for extrados

C18: from French, from extra- + dos back, from Latin dorsum
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