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horseshoe arch

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noun

an arch with the intrados widening above the springing and then narrowing to a rounded crown.

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Also called Moorish arch.

Origin of horseshoe arch

First recorded in 1805–15
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horseshoe arch

noun

an arch formed in the shape of a horseshoe, esp as used in Moorish architecture
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