geostatic arch

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geostatic arch (plural geostatic arches)

  1. (civil engineering) An arch designed to sustain pressure similar to that exerted by earth.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for geostatic arch in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)