skew arch

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skew arch

n.
An arch having sides not at right angles to the face of its abutments.

skew arch

n
(Architecture) an arch or vault, esp one used in a bridge or tunnel, that is set at an oblique angle to the span

skew′ arch`


n.
an arch, as at the entrance to a tunnel, having sides, or jambs, that are not at right angles with the face.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.skew arch - an arch whose jambs are not at right angles with the face
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it