cycloidal arch

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cycloidal arch (plural cycloidal arches)

  1. Picture of the relevant components of a cycloidal arch
    Cycloidal curve, as used in an arch.
    (architecture) An arch that has a cycloidal shape, wherein the span of the arch is some factor of pi*rise.


  • Sturgis, Russel. Cycloidal arch, in A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical,... MacMillan Co.:1901.[1]