arrière-voussure

noun
arrière-vous·​sure | \ -ˌvüˈsu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of arrière-voussure

1 : an inner or rear arch in a thick wall that carries the inner part of that wall especially : such an arch over a door or window frame
2 : a relieving arch behind the face of a wall

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History and Etymology for arrière-voussure

French, literally, rear arching, from arrière rear, behind + voussure arching, bend of an arch, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin volsura, from volsus (past participle of Latin volvere to roll) + Latin -ura -ure

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“Arrière-voussure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arri%C3%A8re-voussure. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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