basket-handle arch

noun
a round arch whose inner curve is drawn with circles having three centers
Hypernyms: ↑round arch

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noun
: a low-crowned elliptical arch drawn from three or more centers — see arch illustration

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/bas"kit han'dl, bah"skit-/, Archit.
an arch having a symmetrical form drawn from an odd number of radii in excess of one, which increase in length from the springing toward the center. See illus. under arch.

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