lancet arch

noun Architecture.

an arch having a head that is acutely pointed.

Origin of lancet arch

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lancet arch

lancet arch


a narrow acutely pointed arch having two centres of equal radiiSometimes shortened to: lancet Also called: acute arch, Gothic arch, pointed arch, ogive
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