an arch having a symmetrical form drawn from an odd number of radii in excess of one, which increase in length from the springing toward the center.
- Basket hilt
the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand. Historical Examples And just firmly enough and no more did my wrist twist and deflect his blade on my basket hilt. The Jacket (The Star-Rover) Jack London A steel head-piece, a breastplate of the same sure metal, and a heavy […]
- Basket maker
an American Indian culture of the southwestern U.S. from 100 b.c. to a.d. 65 that developed in three phases, immediately preceded the Pueblo culture, and was noted for its basketry, agriculture, use of the bow and arrow, and, in its later stages, the building of semisubterranean houses. an American Indian belonging to the Basket Maker […]
a widely cultivated alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile), of the mustard family, growing in dense clumps and having clusters of small yellow flowers.
- Basket star
any echinoderm of the class Ophiuroidea, especially of the genus Gorgonocephalus, having long, slender, branching arms.