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lancet arch

noun, Architecture
an arch having a head that is acutely pointed.
Origin of lancet arch
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lancet arch
  • Capping each window is a panel cut in the form of the top of a lancet arch, in the center of which is an applied wooden star.
  • The apse is demarcated by one large lancet arch flanked by two smaller ones, all outline in dark wood.
  • Above the main door is a recessed niche that terminates in a lancet arch.
British Dictionary definitions for lancet arch

lancet arch

a narrow acutely pointed arch having two centres of equal radii Sometimes shortened to lancet Also called acute arch, Gothic arch, pointed arch, ogive
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