a vertical, arc-shaped member fixed to the end of a walking beam, for supporting a chain from which a pump rod or the like is suspended in such a way as to let it rise and fall vertically.
A chain from the piston-rod to the arch head, as described in the single-acting engine, would fail to transmit this force.
The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition) Dionysius Lardner
But the arch head has a natural organism, which separates its ornament into distinct families, broadly definable.
The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3) John Ruskin
a great magician. Historical Examples Fear not for me, nor think that this our age, Blind though it be, hath yet no archimage. The Bon Gaultier Ballads William Edmonstoune Aytoun So runs the chronicle; and thus Mr. Burne-Jones, the ‘archimage of the esoteric unreal,’ treats the subject. Miscellanies Oscar Wilde noun a great magician or […]
extremely liberal, especially in political thinking. a person who holds extremely liberal views.
a with two pegboxes, one for the stopped strings and the other for the bass strings, which run outside the fingerboard. Historical Examples A fine reproduction of Lady Mary Sidney and her archlute faces the title-page of the book. Springtime and Other Essays Francis Darwin The archlute, or bass-theorbo, is the largest sized kind of […]
- Arch of aorta
arch of aorta arch of aorta n. See aortic arch.