flat arch


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flat arch

[¦flat ′ärch]
(architecture)
A straight horizontal arch consisting of mutually supportive wedge-shaped blocks.
Any arch with a small rise-to-span ratio.

flat arch

flat arch
An arch whose soffit (i.e., lower face) is horizontal. Also called a Dutch arch, French arch, jack arch, or straight arch.
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