arch brick


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arch brick

[′ärch ‚brik]
(materials)
A wedge-shaped brick used in arches.
An overburned brick, resulting from contact with the fire in the arch of a kiln.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

arch brick, compass brick, featheredge brick, radial brick, radiating brick, radius brick, voussoir brick

1. A wedge-shaped brick used in arch or circular construction; its two larger faces are inclined toward each other.
2. Extremely hard-burnt brick from an arch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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After the firebox was levelled, I began with the most well-fitting nearly whole soft IFB brick on the lower courses for stability and progressed with more broken half arch brick as I progressed higher.