Arris



a sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column.
the line, ridge, or hip formed by the meeting of two surfaces at an exterior angle.
Historical Examples

Old ‘arris is either dead and buried, or gorn away, or somethin’.
The Lord of the Sea M. P. Shiel

She would come to the front of the stage and say confidentially to the audience, “Do you know Lizzie ‘arris?”
With Our Army in Palestine Antony Bluett

A curved furrow, immediately adjoining its repetition, and separated from it only by an arris, as in the Doric column.
History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber

noun (pl) -ris, -rises
a sharp edge at the meeting of two surfaces at an angle with one another, as at two adjacent sides of a stone block

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