[ skyoo-bak ]
/ ˈskyuˌbæk /
a sloping surface against which the end of an arch rests.
a stone, course of masonry, or the like, presenting such a surface.
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OTHER WORDS FROM skewbackskew·backed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skewback
/ (ˈskjuːˌbæk) /
the sloping surface on both sides of a segmental arch that takes the thrust
one or more stones that provide such a surface
Derived forms of skewbackskewbacked, adjective
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