barrel arch

barrel arch

[′bar·əl ‚ärch]
(architecture)
A plain arch with a barrellike cross section in which the length is greater than the span (diameter).

barrel arch

An arch that is formed by a curved solid plate or slab, as contrasted with one formed with individual members or curved ribs. See also: Arch

barrel arch

An arch formed of a curved solid plate or slab, as contrasted with one formed with individual curved members or ribs.
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One of the things I particularly like are the roofs - the lovely barrel arch.
The lower level which is set aside for children's exhibits and an "activity room" sits below a tremendous barrel arch calling, supported by 3" x 3" iron, that spans an area thirty feet wide by well over one hundred feet long.