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Arches: curved constructions supported on each side by piers.
examples of arches trefoil Tudor stilted basket handle horseshoe ogee lancet equilateral

trefoil click to hear

Arch with three lobes.

Tudor click to hear

Flattened equilateral arch that is characteristic of the style that flourished in 16th-century England.

stilted click to hear

Arch that takes the form of a semicircle but is higher than the semicircular arch.

basket handle click to hear

Arch that is lower than it is wide and forms an ellipse.

horseshoe click to hear

Arch whose extremities extend beyond a semicircle; it is characteristic of Arab architecture.

ogee click to hear

Arch comprised of two symmetrical curves that are alternately convex and concave.

lancet click to hear

Equilateral arch whose span, or distance between the piers, is reduced.

equilateral click to hear

Arch forming an acute angle that is characteristic of the Gothic vault.