flat arch


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flat arch an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flat arch (Arch) See under Arch n., 2. (b).
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In literature:

The top of the bridge was on a level with the flat roof, and the two side-arches started from the ground.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
It has long narrow windows with flat-arched heads.
"Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine" by Edward A. Freeman
The feet that had passed his door were small and arched; not flat like a negro's.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
In the rubbish heaped high on the shore near the stone arch bridge is a flat freight car banged and shattered and with a hole stove in its side.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
German and Austrian aviators, it is true, were induced by his book to put aside flat surfaces and introduce arched wings.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Flat-foot or splay-foot is that deformity in which there is loss of the arch, and the foot tends to be pronated and abducted.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
It strengthens the knees and the arches of the feet, thereby tending to overcome flat foot.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
The domes on the building have flat angle pilasters supporting an arched cornice.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
The Virgin is seated in an arched vestibule with a flat ceiling through which the sky and trees are seen.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
In a moment he traversed the windings of the corridor, and halted under a flat arch at one side of the temple nave.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various

In news:

Ballet masters shun dancers with low arches and in slang " flat-foot ed" is synonymous with clumsy.