It arced through the sunlight, went spinning down, became a dot, its screaming faded.
He didn't even see the fist that arced upward and smashed into his jaw.
Dennis roared again, pushed away and arced the knife at his throat.
John Andrew yelled at him as he arced forward, but it was too late.
As it rose, it grew perceptibly larger, to dwindle again as it arced over the western horizon.
The Nipe arced backwards in a half-somersault and landed flat on his back.
Above the sun it arced its way into the heavens in the direction in which they knew Mars lay.
It arced over the bare strip between the two armies and fell in the Tartar mass without result that he could see.
The scout ship responded like a nervous horse and fluttered away as the rocket burned and arced beneath the underbelly.
The Nipe arced backward in a half somersault and landed flat on his back.
late 14c., originally in reference to the sun's apparent motion in the sky, from Old French arc "bow, arch, vault" (12c.), from Latin arcus "a bow, arch," from PIE root *arku- "bowed, curved" (cf. Gothic arhvazna "arrow," Old English earh, Old Norse ör; also, via notion of "supple, flexible," Greek arkeuthos, Latvian ercis "juniper," Russian rakita, Czech rokyta, Serbo-Croatian rakita "brittle willow"). Electrical sense is from 1821.
1893, in the electrical sense, from arc (n.). Meaning "to move in an arc" attested by 1954. Related: Arced; arcing.
A curved line or segment of a circle.