jack arch

noun Architecture.

Origin:
1880–85

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While the brick jack arch span is strong, the stone abutments are not and are
  braced.
Each closet is lighted by a window topped by a gauged-brick jack arch.
Each is topped by a four-light transom and a plaster jack arch.
Windows have original narrow molded wood casings, are each capped by a brick
  jack arch, and are flanked by historic wood shutters.
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