Definition of skew arch in English:

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skew arch

Pronunciation: /skyo͞o ärCH/
(also skew bridge)

noun

An arch (or bridge) with the line of the arch not at right angles to the abutment.
Example sentences
  • In his letter to the parish council Mr Batten said the estimate of the cost of replacing the skew bridges had risen to £3 million.
  • This underpass, built in 1838, is reported to be the first skew arch underpass built in America.
  • In the case of a skew arch, the slices were imagined cut parallel to the parapets, along the skew.

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Syllabification: skew arch

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