American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An arch that is narrow and pointed like the head of a spear.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arch of which the head is acutely pointed, like the blade of a lancet, and having curves formed by radii centering outside of the arch. Such arches are common in the fully developed medieval architecture, especially in England, and are characteristic of lancet-windows. See cut under
- n. architecture A sharp pointed arch used in doors and windows, etc. This type of architecture was peculiar to England in the 13th Century.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) a pointed arch, of which the width, or span, is narrow compared with the height.
- n. an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
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