archway

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Etymology[edit]

arch + way

Noun[edit]

archway (plural archways)

  1. A passageway covered by an arch, particularly one made of masonry.
  2. A doorway with a semilunar-shaped top.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, The China Governess[1]:
      Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.

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