lancet arch

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noun Architecture.

an arch having a head that is acutely pointed.

Nearby words

  1. lanceolate,
  2. lancepod,
  3. lancer,
  4. lancers,
  5. lancet,
  6. lancet clock,
  7. lancet fish,
  8. lancet window,
  9. lanceted,
  10. lancetfish

Origin of lancet arch

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for lancet arch

lancet arch

noun

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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