back arch

back arch

[′bak ‚ärch]
(architecture)
A concealed arch which carries backing of a wall, where the exterior facing is carried by a lintel.

back arch

An arch that supports an inner wall where the outer wall is supported in a different manner, such as a brick arch behind a stone lintel.
See also: Arch

arrière-voussure, rear arch

arrière-voussure
1. A rear vault; an arch or vault in a thick wall carrying the thickness of the wall, esp. one over a door or window frame.
2. A relieving arch behind the face of a wall.
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I don't think we said anything to each other, we just both got hold of the back arch of the car and started to lift the car.
At other times we played war games among the air raid shelters being demolished in the back arch, playing out on winter evenings, snow piled high in the gutters and glistening under the street lamps.
As it happened, there was a very healthy crowd in, the back arch in particular staying packed all night, while the front arch was pleasantly busy.
Tonight, Tim Deluxe of Underwater Records and Neil Anthony are in the Main Arch, with Funkadelic in the Back Arch.
For example, 21 percent of push-ups from the Californian lizards include exaggerated body attitude, such as performing a Halloween-cat back arch.
One scrum collapsed six times, and Mr Vowles felt his back arch and ``everything went to jelly''.
Also on the bill was superstar-in-the-making and Sasha protege, James Zabeila, whose early back arch warm-up set the tone perfectly for the maestro.
Leicester soundscapers MYNC Project wound up the front arch with a pumping set, while in the back arch, rising US house fixture Chris Fortier continued the trend.
Leicester soundscapers MYNC Project wound up the front arch with their driving set, while in the back arch, rising USA house fixture Chris Fortier contributed more than his fare share to the surging atmosphere.
In the front arch we'll have the MYNC Project playing lots of house and garage tracks and in the back arch we'll be doing progressive sound with Jimmy Van M and Chris Fortier from the States.
This is a back arch which helps to relieve tension in the shoulders.
The Mixmag Positive Action Tour with Graeme Park, Mark Moore, Phat Phil Cooper, DJ Heaven and Agent Dan is in the back arch.