skewback

noun
skew·​back | \ ˈskyü-ˌbak How to pronounce skewback (audio) \

Definition of skewback

: a course of masonry, a stone, or an iron plate having an inclined face against which the voussoirs of an arch abut

First Known Use of skewback

1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Skewback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skewback. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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