camber arch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camber arch an arch with a straight horizontal extrados and a slightly arched intrados
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Camber arch (Arch) an arch whose intrados, though apparently straight, has a slightly concave curve upward.
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Usage

In literature:

It is usually bent to a "camber," and the brick arch built upon it naturally takes the same curve.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Arched, or Cambered, Tie Beam Truss.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Flat arch, where the soffit is horizontal and sometimes slightly cambered (dotted line).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
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