basket-handle arch


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basket-handle arch

[′bas·kət ¦hand·əl ‚ärch]
(architecture)
An arch whose width is much greater than its height and which resembles an ellipse and is drawn from three or more centers. Also known as multicenter arch.

basket-handle arch, basket arch

basket-handle arch
A flattened arch whose ellipse-like shape is determined by three arcs that are interconnected, each arc being drawn from a different center of curvature; also called a semielliptical arch or an elliptical arch.