ogee arch

  1. an arch, each haunch of which is an ogee with the concave side uppermost.

Origin of ogee arch

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby ogee arch

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How to use ogee arch in a sentence

  • Most of these conventional patterns are founded on the ogee-arch and a kind of honeycomb pattern, involved and inverted.

    Needlework As Art | Marian Alford
  • Both ogee arch and straight-sided pediment are filled with perforated tracery.

  • At the back of each stall is an ogee arch, and in front a bowing ogee arch; there is some lack of contrast.

  • Each of these terminates in an ogee arch enriched with scrolls and a central shield.

    The Care of Books | John Willis Clark
  • The form of the arch is in many instances changed, and the graceful ogee arch is introduced.

    English Villages | P. H. Ditchfield

British Dictionary definitions for ogee arch

ogee arch

  1. architect a pointed arch having an S-shaped curve on both sides: Sometimes shortened to: ogee Also called: keel arch

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