basket-handle arch


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Noun1.basket-handle arch - a round arch whose inner curve is drawn with circles having three centers
round arch - an arch formed in a continuous curve; characteristic of Roman architecture
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The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like "a giant Erector Set," but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.
Daybreak pierced the deepest recesses of the nave, revealing resplendent portraits of saints by local artists and columns topped with basket-handle arches holding aloft a flat ceiling.