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keel arch

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  1. ogee arch, keel archnoun

    a pointed arch having an S-shape on both sides


  1. keel arch

    A four-centered arch is a low, wide type of arch with a pointed apex. Its structure is achieved by drafting two arcs which rise steeply from each springing point on a small radius, and then turning into two arches with a wide radius and much lower springing point. It is a pointed sub-type of the general flattened depressed arch. This type of arch uses space efficiently and decoratively when used for doorways. It is also employed as a wall decoration in which arcade and window openings form part of the whole decorative surface. Two of the most notable types are known as the Persian arch, which is moderately "depressed" and found in Islamic architecture, and the Tudor arch, which is much flatter and found in English architecture. Another variant, the keel arch, has partially straight rather than curved sides and developed in Fatimid architecture.


  1. keel arch

    A keel arch is a specific type of architectural arch design that is pointed and has a curved, inverted shape resembling the keel of a ship. This style of arch can often be seen in Islamic and Persian architecture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keel arch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keel arch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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