horseshoe arch

noun

Definition of horseshoe arch

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

First Known Use of horseshoe arch

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of horseshoe arch was in 1797

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“Horseshoe arch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horseshoe%20arch. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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