pointed arch


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pointed arch

n
(Architecture) another name for lancet arch
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Noun1.pointed arch - an arch with a pointed apexpointed arch - an arch with a pointed apex; characteristic of Gothic architecture
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
drop arch - a blunt pointed arch drawn from two centers within the span
Gothic arch - a pointed arch; usually has a joint (instead of a keystone) at the apex
keel arch, ogee arch - a pointed arch having an S-shape on both sides
trefoil arch - a pointed arch having cusps in the intrados on either side of the apex
References in classic literature ?
To be sure, the pointed arch was preserved -- the form of them was Gothic -- they might be even casements -- but every pane was so large, so clear, so light
e Cathedral is classed as one of the nest examples of Norman architecture in Europe and has what's believed to be the world's rst structural pointed arch, while the Castle was home for years to the Prince Bishops who governed the "bu$er zone" between England and Scotland from the late 11th Century until 1603.
Dream Maker is out of the Rock Of Gibraltar mare Pointed Arch, whose dam Gothic Dream was bought as a yearling in 1992 by Lady Clague for 305,000gns and went on to finished second in the Ribblesdale Stakes and third in the Irish Oaks.
By this time the style was reduced to the use of the Gothic pointed arch, and spired and pinnacled turrets.
instance, we are dealing with same pointed arch form that exists in Lindos.
The pointed arch was not merely a bold variation from the round, but it admitted of millions of variations in itself; for the proportions of a pointed arch are changeable to infinity, while a circular arch is always the same.
To make it, flat rocks were carefully placed in horizontal layers and cantilevered inward until the walls met in a pointed arch.
The figures are in an airy setting defined by refracted light and tall, slanting trees that form a pointed arch above them.
Inside the library, entered through a pointed arch bordered by stone, there is silence, interrupted only by the shuffle of patrons along white marble floors.
Part of the north forecourt wall with a blocked pointed arch doorway can still be seen at the rear of Blue Coat School off New Buildings.
Both are linked by a wooden arcade with the main entrance under a pointed arch.
Above the chapel's 2-foot-wide, 6-foot-tall doorway is a pointed arch of wooden latticework in a hexagonal design.