horseshoe arch


: an arch having an intrados that widens above the springing before narrowing to a rounded or pointed crown see arch illustration

Examples of horseshoe arch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No amount of Google image searching prepares you for that first arresting glimpse, at the Mezquita, of the horseshoe arch picked out in umber and draped in arabesques, a symbol of one culture fertilizing another. Aatish Taseer Richard Mosse, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of horseshoe arch was in 1797

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“Horseshoe arch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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