American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One of the wedge-shaped stones forming the curved parts of an arch or vaulted ceiling.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a stone in the shape of a truncated wedge, which forms part of an arch. The under sides of the voussoirs form the intrados or soffit of the arch, and the upper sides the extrados. The middle voussoir is often termed the keystone. See arch, 2.
- To form with voussoirs; construct by means of voussoirs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Arch.) One of the wedgelike stones of which an arch is composed.
- n. wedge-shaped stone building block used in constructing an arch or vault
- French, from Old French vossoir, from Vulgar Latin *volsōrium, from *volsus, past participle of Latin volvere, to turn, roll. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The newly carved architrave with projecting voussoir of the arch”
“Stone carver Eva Leplat started carving in situ the decoration on the new voussoir.”
“The resulting joints of the arch are even more satisfactory than the trial with the plaster mold of the missing voussoir.”
“Right, a small voussoir fragment from the first niche being fitted into a newly carved block.”
“The new voussoir was almost brought to completion.”
“As the right wing's voussoir (first arch block) was missing, we made a gypsum mold and cut it into the exact shape and dimensions on the nymphaeum itself.”
“The missing voussoir stones of the second arch are drawn on the concrete platform.”
“The missing part of the first voussoir of the first arch was completed, and carving the missing elements of the second voussoir of the first arch started.”
“Yet, the trials showed that some small adjustments still had to be made to the two new voussoir blocks, which will hopefully be completed next week.”
“The process will be finished after the carving of the decoration on the newly carved lowest right voussoir.”
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