a monumental archway, often erected in permanent materials as a commemorative structure, straddling the line of march of a victorious army during a triumphal procession.
an architectural motif resembling in its composition an ancient Roman triumphal arch, having one high central archway flanked by side elements composed of lower arches, compartments, bas-reliefs, etc., the whole usually adorned by a huge order.
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Origin of triumphal arch
First recorded in 1540–50
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British Dictionary definitions for triumphal arch
an arch built to commemorate a victory
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