trimmer arch

nounBuilding Trades.
  1. an arch, usually of brick and in the form of half of a segmental arch, between a chimney and a header in a floor structure to support a hearth.

Origin of trimmer arch

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby trimmer arch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trimmer arch in a sentence

  • The hearth should rest on what is called a trimmer arch, which is made of brick.

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