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skew arch

noun
  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • The skew-arch in the gateway at Perugia shows great knowledge in its execution.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4

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British Dictionary definitions for skew arch

skew arch

noun
  1. 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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