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Definition of Skewback
1. a sloping surface against which the end of an arch rests [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Skewback
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 ..."