Definition of Lancet arch

1. Noun. An acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance.

Exact synonyms: Lancet
Generic synonyms: Gothic Arch



Definition of Lancet arch

1. Noun. (architecture) A sharp pointed arch used in doors and windows, etc. This type of architecture was peculiar to England in the 13th Century. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lancet Arch

lancelet
lancelets
lancelike
lancely
lanceolar
lanceolate
lanceolate leaf
lanceolate spleenwort
lanceolated
lancepesade
lancepesades
lancer
lancers
lances
lancet
lancet arch (current term)
lancet fish
lancet window
lanceted
lancetfish
lancetfishes
lanceth
lancets
lancewood
lancewood tree
lancewoods
lanch
lanched
lanches
lanching

Literary usage of Lancet arch

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1. History of Architecture: From the Earliest Times; Its Present Condition in by Louisa Caroline Tuthill (1848)
"Pointed or Gothic Arches, are mostly formed by the intersection of two arcs of a circle ; among these are the lancet arch. Formed on an acute-angled ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Such pieces are laid so as to break joints and may be used ten or twenty thick in a single laminated arch. lancet arch. A ..."

3. An Illustrated Dictionary of Words Used in Art and Archaeology: Explaining by John William Mollett (1883)
"417 lancet arch. I3th century. lancet arch. A pointed arch, obtuse at the point, resembling a surgeon's lancet, from which a style of architecture, ..."

4. Journal of the Architectural, Arch├Žological, and Historic Society, for the (1864)
"It has been usual to connect the acutely pointed or lancet arch with this stylo, as its peculiar and characteristic feature. ..."

5. Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference by Samuel Maunder (1855)
"The lancet arch is the oldest form of arch known in the east: and the Ogee, or pointed arch, ... The lancet arch is also seen in aqueducts built by Trajan. ..."

6. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1915)
"A well- moulded outer lancet arch rests on shafts with foliage- caps, and within it, surmounted by a quatrefoil, is a round- arched opening surrounded by a ..."

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