a distinctive area at the upper part of a stern, curving upward toward the center and giving the name and port of the vessel within a carved and painted frame; escutcheon.
- Arch brace
a curved brace, especially one of a pair used to give the effect of an arch in a roof frame. Historical Examples Unless “toeing out” is corrected by exercise and a proper shoe, an arch brace will do more harm than good. How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
a confraternity having the right to associate itself with confraternities that are similar to it, and to impart to them its privileges and indulgences. Historical Examples From this day, the archconfraternity developed wonderfully, and became an inexhaustible source of graces. The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
consistently holding extremely conservative views: publisher of the city’s archconservative newspaper. a person who holds extremely conservative views.
- Arch dam
a dam resisting the pressure of impounded water by an arch principle, especially a dam having in plan the form of a single arch abutted by natural rock formations. noun a dam that is curved in the horizontal plane and usually built of concrete, in which the horizontal thrust is taken by abutments in the […]