horseshoe-arch

horseshoe arch

noun
an arch with the intrados widening above the springing and then narrowing to a rounded crown.
Also called Moorish arch.


Origin:
1805–15

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horseshoe arch
 
n
an arch formed in the shape of a horseshoe, esp as used in Moorish architecture

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