Definition of extrados in English:
noun (plural same or extradoses)Architecture
The upper or outer curve of an arch. Often contrasted with intrados.
- The outer boundaries of a voussoir are the extrados.
- It is quite natural to obtain greater values at the intrados and smaller ones at the extrados since the inside fiber of the pipe is under compression while at the same time the outside fiber is under tension, during bending.
Words that rhyme with extradoskudos • reredos • intrados
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