Inverted arch


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Inverted arch (Arch) an arch placed with crown downward; -- much used in foundations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Inverted arch an arch with its curve turned downwards, as in a sewer
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. invertĕre, inversumin, in, vertĕre, to turn.


In literature:

In between these straps is the same number of spacious inverted arches.
"The Life of the Spider" by J. Henri Fabre
The inverted arches are disguised struts inserted in 1338 to prevent the collapse of the central tower.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
The figure of the bridge is nearly that of an inverted arch.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 335" by Various
The bottom of the shaft is an inverted concrete arch, 4 ft. thick, water-proofed with 6-ply felt and pitch.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
Hands usually clenched; feet arched and inverted.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Inverted arch 69 91.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Three dozen stone arches whose keystones were inverted bowls.
"General Max Shorter" by Kris Ottman Neville
The building was all of stone, the floors of the arches were inverts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
The hands are often clenched, and the soles of the feet arched and inverted.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
At the beginning, the invert and the sides to the spring of the arch was laid with five courses of brick, and the arch with six.
"Report of the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad, by the Joint Standing Committee of 1866." by Tappan Wentworth