an arch with the intrados widening above the springing and then narrowing to a rounded crown.
- Also called Moorish arch.
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How to use horseshoe arch in a sentence
Here we may see one more monument of the Moors, a horseshoe arch, once a part of the Mosque.The Story of Seville | Walter M. Gallichan
Twenty-eight feet above the pavement, over the horseshoe arch, a cabalistic key and a gigantic hand are carved on two stones.The Moors in Spain | Stanley Lane-Poole
And as on that day so on this, in the alcove under the horseshoe arch sat Ben Aboo and his Spanish wife.The Scapegoat | Hall Caine
The portal is a horseshoe arch, handsomely ornamented, and above runs a tier of smaller horseshoe arches.Old Continental Towns | Walter M. Gallichan
A door with a horseshoe arch and a leather curtain led to the house; the door to the shop was strong and iron-bound.Kit Musgrave's Luck | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for horseshoe arch
an arch formed in the shape of a horseshoe, esp as used in Moorish architecture
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