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arris

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Pronunciation: /ˈarɪs
 
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Definition of arris in English:

noun

Architecture
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.

Origin

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

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