One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An arch (or bridge) with the line of the arch not at right angles to the abutment.
- ‘There are no skew arches in Otago and I am not aware of the existence of one in any part of New Zealand at present.’
- ‘The removal of the skew bridge on the A480 is due to take place on Monday next week, April 18, as part of the ongoing Roman Road improvements scheme.’
- ‘It is a skew arch, with three aqueducts over it.’
- ‘This is a railway skew bridge near the west end of Gloucester.’
- ‘These men were innovators developing new solutions to hitherto unknown problems such as building skew bridges at an angle across the canal.’
- ‘` Skew Bridge’ is a technical term as well as our bridge's proper name, and there are many skew bridges throughout the country, and indeed the world.’
- ‘In his letter to the parish council Mr Batten said the estimate of the cost of replacing the skew bridges had risen to £3 million.’
- ‘This underpass, built in 1838, is reported to be the first skew arch underpass built in America.’
- ‘In the case of a skew arch, the slices were imagined cut parallel to the parapets, along the skew.’
- ‘Its skew arches, through which the canal bends, are an example of skilled craftsmanship and is the scene often used to epitomise Saddleworth.’
skew arch/skyo͞o ärCH/
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