- an arch, as at the entrance to a tunnel, having sides, or jambs, that are not at right angles with the face.
Origin of skew arch
First recorded in 1835–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for skew arch
The skew-arch in the gateway at Perugia shows great knowledge in its execution.
- an arch or vault, esp one used in a bridge or tunnel, that is set at an oblique angle to the span