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surbased

[sur-beyst] /ˈsɜrˌbeɪst/
adjective, Architecture
1.
having a surbase.
2.
depressed; flattened.
3.
(of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; sur-1 + (a)based lowered; modeled on French surbaissé, equivalent to sur- (intensive) + baissé lowered
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surbased

/ˈsɜːˌbeɪst/
adjective (architect)
1.
having a surbase
2.
(of an arch) having a rise of less than half the span
Word Origin
C18: from French surbaisser to depress, from sur- (intensive) + baisser to lower, from bas low; see base1
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