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arris

[ar-is] /ˈær ɪs/
noun, Architecture
1.
a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column.
2.
the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle.
Also called piend.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Middle French areste; see arête
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Examples for arris
  • Measurement shall be made along the top arris line of the face of the curb.
  • Measurement shall be made along the top arris line of face of curb.
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arris

/ˈærɪs/
noun (pl) -ris, -rises
1.
a sharp edge at the meeting of two surfaces at an angle with one another, as at two adjacent sides of a stone block
Word Origin
C17: apparently from Old French areste beard of grain, sharp ridge; see arête
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