SUR BASED

surbased

[sur-beyst]
adjective Architecture.
1.
having a surbase.
2.
depressed; flattened.
3.
(of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span.

Origin:
1755–65; sur-1 + (a)based lowered; modeled on French surbaissé, equivalent to sur- (intensive) + baissé lowered

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surbased (ˈsɜːˌbeɪst)
 
adj
1.  having a surbase
2.  (of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span
 
[C18: from French surbaisser to depress, from sur- (intensive) + baisser to lower, from bas low; see base1]

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