Definition of Skewbacks

1. Noun. (plural of skewback) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skewbacks

1. skewback [n] - See also: skewback

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skewbacks

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
skewbacks (current term)
skewbald
skewbalds
skewed
skewer
skewered
skewering
skewerings
skewerlike
skewers
skewest
skewiff
skewing
skewness
skewnesses

Literary usage of Skewbacks

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

1. The Construction of Large Tunnel Shafts: A Practical and Theoretical Essay by Joseph Haywood Watson Buck (1880)
"FORM AND DIMENSIONS OF skewbacks ON VERTICAL SIDE WALLS, AND THE METHOD OF ... There are two springers or skewbacks, analogous to the springers at the ..."

2. Practical Tunnelling by Frederick Walter Simms, Daniel Kinnear Clark (1896)
"A spirit level was then set up in a convenient part of the excavation, to determine the levels of the skewbacks by the hanging rods, the bottoms of which ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Engineering and Building Foundations: Including Sub by Charles Evan Fowler (1920)
"(t) Arch abutments or skewbacks. The first type (a) may be used with economy when there is plenty of ground on which to ..."

4. Catalogue of the National Fire Proofing Company of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.by National Fire Proofing Company, Henry L. Hinton by National Fire Proofing Company, Henry L. Hinton (1903)
"... X-height, Girder Blocks and io-inch Skew-backs (Model-Arch). Composed of: i Composed of: i8-inch Combination skewbacks (Model-Arch) and 15 ..."

5. Report of the Cambridge Bridge Commission and Report of the Chief Engineer by William Jackson (1909)
"The masonry specified under this head includes Course 8, the skewbacks and the upper ... skewbacks are to be dressed for one-half inch joints on builds, ..."

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