[ sur-beyst ]
/ ˈsɜrˌbeɪst /
having a surbase.
(of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span.
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We entered under a surbased vault, in the middle of which hung an iron lamp.Mauprat|George Sand
British Dictionary definitions for surbased
/ (ˈsɜːˌbeɪst) /
having a surbase
(of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span
Word Origin for surbased
C18: from French surbaisser to depress, from sur- (intensive) + baisser to lower, from bas low; see base 1
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