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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The poor animal, on the one hand, with its ears down and its back arched; and, on the other, the hovering bird, eyeing at the distance of a yard the disgusting morsel, form a picture, which has been described by Captain Head with his own peculiar spirit and accuracy.
Do three repetitions of both exercises, taking care not to let your back arch. Repeat on the other side.
Rather than allowing your back to round, let your lower back arch slightly as you descend.
[2] Turns "If you have to do a fast sequence of turns, make sure your hips are getting all the way over your standing foot with no back arch," says Tuttle.
* Do three repetitions, taking care not to let your back arch. Repeat on the other side.
The defending overall champion Armymen surged ahead in the last 100 meters to turn back arch rival Philippine Navy with a time of one minute 7.67 seconds in the event backed by the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF).
Slide your arms straight up over your head without letting your back arch up off the floor.
Laura saw her mum's back arch in pain before she made a run for it - up the stairs and out of a bedroom window.
Uncurl your toes (you'll support yourself on the tops of your feet), lower your butt down and let your back arch. Bend your elbows a bit, relax your shoulders and lift your chest up.
John Digweed was immense, pumping out a fantastic back arch set and the free CDs he gave out went down pretty well.
The first thing I saw was the yellowshirt's back arch like a banana from the wind over the deck; he held his back to the Tomcat.
Stretch Break reminds you to stretch and also demonstrates more than 24 stretches, such as Back Arch and Spread Wings, with computer generated, lifelike animations.