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. On the whole, however, Mozarabic influence on Spanish architecture was insignificant.
The Presiding Officer sits at the head of the horseshoe arch with the clerks immediately in front of him.
Derived from the Arabic term 'Al qasba' (citadel), this leafy fortress is a gem of Moorish design with its characteristic horseshoe arches, refreshing fountains and airy gardens.