an arch with the intrados widening above the springing and then narrowing to a rounded crown.
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Origin of horseshoe arch
First recorded in 1805–15
Also called Moorish arch.
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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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