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Shaped like a bow; curved.‘the arcuate sweep of the chain of islands’
- ‘These are located in an arcuate belt about 230 km long and 40 km wide, extending from Seville in Spain, to south of Lisbon in Portugal.’
- ‘Some elements are simple: the arcuate, or V stitching on the pockets; the five pockets themselves; the metal shank buttons; the red tab; and the leather patch with the image of two horses pulling at a pair of jeans.’
- ‘A piece of shell was broken from its ventral margin, probably by a biting predator with cone-shaped sharp teeth or denticles, because an arcuate row of small conical dimples is present on the shell just above the part that was removed.’
- ‘The most characteristic feature of this species is the dorsal surface which, when not overgrown, is relatively flat with raised outer edges and pseudopores arranged in well-defined arcuate rows.’
- ‘One of the most noticeable characteristics of most trenches is their arcuate plan, convex toward the subducting plate.’
Late Middle English: from Latin arcuatus, past participle of arcuare ‘to curve’, from arcus ‘bow, curve’.
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