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lancet arch

noun Architecture.
  1. an arch having a head that is acutely pointed.
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Origin of lancet arch

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of lancet arch

  • Although the pointed arches used are sometimes equilateral and sometimes drop-arches, the lancet-arch is the most characteristic.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 9


  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for lancet arch

lancet arch

  1. 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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