straining arch

straining arch
noun or strainer arch
Etymology: straining arch from straining (present participle of strain) (II) + arch; strainer arch from strainer + arch
: a construction (as a flying buttress) that suggests an arch and is designed to resist end thrust

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an arch for resisting thrusts, as in a flying buttress.
[1840-50]

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straining arch,
Architecture. an archlike structure, such as a flying buttress, designed to resist pressure like a strut.

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