straining arch

variants: or

strainer arch

Definition of straining arch

  1. :  a construction (such as a flying buttress) that suggests an arch and is designed to resist end thrust

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Origin and Etymology of straining arch

straining arch from straining (present participle of 2strain) + arch; strainer arch from strainer + arch

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