Definition of Pointed arch

1. Noun. An arch with a pointed apex; characteristic of Gothic architecture.

Generic synonyms: Arch
Specialized synonyms: Drop Arch, Gothic Arch, Keel Arch, Ogee Arch, Trefoil Arch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pointed Arch

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Literary usage of Pointed arch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The pointed arch is stronger than any other kind of arch; ... pointed arch.—Of the antiquity of the pointed arch in the East there can be no question; ..."

2. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1879)
"The use of the pointed arch as the main constructive feature was, there can hardly be a doubt, brought back to Western Europe by the Crusaders. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"As the pointed arch had already, for constructional reasons, ... The great value oí fne pointed arch in vaulting is described in the article VAULT. ..."

4. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1906)
"And so it may have been with those who first used the pointed arch in the tunnel vaults and domes of Southern and Central France. VALUE OF THE pointed arch. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Other arches are the equilateral, in which the centres of- the circles whose intersection constitutes the pointed arch coincide with the angular points at ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1835)
"purpose, except the adoption of this pointed arch as the pervading rule. ... Even if we grant that the pointed arch, among many other forms, as a matter of ..."

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