Definition of skewback in English:
The sloping face of the abutment on which an extremity of an arch rests.
- It was 525 metres long and was supported by 32 pontoons including stone skewbacks on both banks.
- Without hinges, arch ribs extend continuously from skewback to skewback and are fixed at skewbacks so no rotation can occur and thus the bridge is called a fixed arch.
- This was easier than cutting the bricks to make wedges, skewbacks and the arch key.
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