horseshoe arch

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

Origin of horseshoe arch

First recorded in 1805–15
  • Also called Moorish arch.

Words Nearby horseshoe arch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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

horseshoe arch

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

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