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skewback

[skyoo-bak] /ˈskyuˌbæk/
noun, Architecture
1.
a sloping surface against which the end of an arch rests.
2.
a stone, course of masonry, or the like, presenting such a surface.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; skew + back1
Related forms
skewbacked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for skewbacked

skewback

/ˈskjuːˌbæk/
noun
1.
the sloping surface on both sides of a segmental arch that takes the thrust
2.
one or more stones that provide such a surface
Derived Forms
skewbacked, adjective
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