Definition of Flat arch
1. Noun. An arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados.
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Literary usage of Flat arch
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1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"23 is an illustration of so-called end construction of a flat arch, using a key block placed as in the side construction. In this type the tile is placed in ..."
2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The strongly projecting architraves over engaged columns, both in Roman and modern work, are often of several pieces cut to form a flat arch, and this is ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne, Andrew Alphonsus MacErlean (1913)
"... and a less lateral thrust than a semicircular one. It was of the greatest use in vaulting. flat arch.—In a flat arch the voussoirs are wedge-shaped ..."
4. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1906)
"There was also in common use among the Etruscans, and among the Romans as well, the "flat arch," that is, a member horizontal at top and bottom, ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The usual flat arch of these dimensions has its ring increased by two rings of bricks towards the haunches. These do not show on the face being concealed by ..."
6. The Philippines Under Spanish and American Rules by Charles Harcourt Ainslie Forbes-Lindsay (1906)
"flat arch of San Dominic. This an-h. which has survived the disintegration of the building, is an architectural curiosity. The secret of its construction ..."