arc de triomphe

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triumphal arch

An arch commemorating the return of a victorious army, usually in the line of march during its triumphal procession.
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Arc de Triomphe

arch built in Paris by Napoleon to celebrate his conquests (1806–1836). [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Victory
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