voussoir

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English[edit]

Voussoirs forming a stable arch; there are special terms for the voussoirs at the base of the arch and for the (usually single) voussoir at the top centre

Etymology[edit]

[1728] Borrowing from French voussoir, from Old French vosoir, from Vulgar Latin *volsorium, from *volsus, from Latin volvō(I roll).

Noun[edit]

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voussoir ‎(plural voussoirs)

  1. (architecture) One of a series of wedge-shaped bricks or stones forming an arch or vault.

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