Definition of Skewback

1. Noun. The side of an arch. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skewback

1. a sloping surface against which the end of an arch rests [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skewback

skew
skew-
skew-eyed
skew-symmetric
skew-symmetry
skew-whiff
skew arch
skew correlation
skew deviation
skew distribution
skew form
skew symmetric
skew symmetry
skew whiff
skewampus
skewback (current term)
skewbacks
skewbald
skewbalds
skewed
skewer
skewered
skewering
skewerings
skewerlike
skewers
skewest
skewiff
skewing
skewness

Literary usage of Skewback

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

1. The Civil Engineer's Pocket-book by John Cresson Trautwine (1907)
"114, assuming * that the horizontal thrust H, at the crown, m, and the reaction, R, of the skewback, a, act at the center (or at some other definite point) ..."

2. Practical Tunnelling by Frederick Walter Simms, Daniel Kinnear Clark (1896)
"For this purpose the level of the skewback of the invert was adopted in all cases, as before stated. The method of setting these leading frames or ground ..."

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