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A sharp edge formed by the meeting of two flat or curved surfaces.
- ‘He noticed the two arris hip tiles that had fallen and saw that two adjacent tiles had become dislodged.’
Late 17th century: alteration of early modern French areste ‘sharp ridge’, earlier form of arête.
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