Definition of arris in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈarɪs/


A sharp edge formed by the meeting of two flat or curved surfaces.
Example sentences
  • He noticed the two arris hip tiles that had fallen and saw that two adjacent tiles had become dislodged.


Late 17th century: alteration of early modern French areste 'sharp ridge', earlier form of arête.

Words that rhyme with arris

Clarice, Harries, Harris, Paris
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