horseshoe arch


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horseshoe arch

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(Architecture) an arch formed in the shape of a horseshoe, esp as used in Moorish architecture
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Noun1.horseshoe arch - a round arch that widens before rounding offhorseshoe arch - a round arch that widens before rounding off
round arch - an arch formed in a continuous curve; characteristic of Roman architecture
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They also built churches in Mozarabic style, characterised by the typical horseshoe arch.
The Presiding Officer sits at the head of the horseshoe arch with the clerks immediately in front of him.