- an arch having a head that is acutely pointed.
Origin of lancet arch
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for lancet arch
Although the pointed arches used are sometimes equilateral and sometimes drop-arches, the lancet-arch is the most characteristic.
The term is applied, in architecture, to a form of the pointed arch, and to a window of which the head is a 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