triumphal arch

noun
1.
a monumental archway, often erected in permanent materials as a commemorative structure, straddling the line of march of a victorious army during a triumphal procession.
2.
an architectural motif resembling in its composition an ancient Roman triumphal arch, having one high central archway flanked by side elements composed of lower arches, compartments, bas-reliefs, etc., the whole usually adorned by a huge order.

Origin:
1540–50

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triumphal arch
 
n
an arch built to commemorate a victory

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And the irony was that all these people should clutter sadly in the shadow of the triumphal arch.
The column is crowned by small triumphal arch surrounded by a balustrade.
The one triumphal arch was really illustrious strangers.
Tho triumphal arch was built of salmon boxes and tiers, from tho roof of which hung a largo salmon and sturgeon.
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