an arch, as at the entrance to a tunnel, having sides, or jambs, that are not at right angles with the face.
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Origin of skew arch
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby skew arch
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Example sentences from the Web for skew arch
The skew-arch in the gateway at Perugia shows great knowledge in its execution.
British Dictionary definitions for skew arch
an arch or vault, esp one used in a bridge or tunnel, that is set at an oblique angle to the span
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