- a diagonal vaulting rib.
- a pointed arch.
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Example sentences from the Web for ogive
The ogive is, perhaps, very ancient; and authors dispute as to the anteriority of the Romanesque to the Gothic.Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
The ogive, though it is present, does not illumine the long low weight of the great church.The Old Road|Hilaire Belloc
The ogive arch of the nave compels you to raise your eyes to a great height.King of Camargue|Jean Aicard
We spied a hovel with a Gothic portal; further on was an old wall with an ogive door; a leafless bush swayed there in the breeze.Over Strand and Field|Gustave Flaubert
Each of the subterranean cells contains a row of pillars, surmounted by ogive arches.The Spell of Switzerland|Nathan Haskell Dole