discharging arch
an arch for taking some of the weight from a structural member beneath it. Also called relieving arch.
[1810-20]

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  • Discharging arch — Discharge Dis*charge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discharging}.] [OE. deschargen, dischargen, OF. deschargier, F. d[ e]charger; pref. des (L. dis) + chargier, F. charger. See {Charge}.] 1. To relieve of a charge, load, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discharging arch — noun : relieving arch * * * an arch for taking some of the weight from a structural member beneath it. Also called relieving arch. [1810 20] * * * discharging arch noun An arch built in a wall to protect a space beneath from the weight above • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discharging — Discharge Dis*charge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discharging}.] [OE. deschargen, dischargen, OF. deschargier, F. d[ e]charger; pref. des (L. dis) + chargier, F. charger. See {Charge}.] 1. To relieve of a charge, load, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discharging piece — Discharge Dis*charge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discharging}.] [OE. deschargen, dischargen, OF. deschargier, F. d[ e]charger; pref. des (L. dis) + chargier, F. charger. See {Charge}.] 1. To relieve of a charge, load, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Discharging strut — Discharge Dis*charge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discharged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discharging}.] [OE. deschargen, dischargen, OF. deschargier, F. d[ e]charger; pref. des (L. dis) + chargier, F. charger. See {Charge}.] 1. To relieve of a charge, load, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • relieving arch — noun : an arch built over a lintel to relieve or distribute the weight of the wall above called also discharging arch * * * relieving arch noun An arch in a wall to relieve the part below it from a superincumbent weight • • • Main Entry: ↑relieve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Relieving arch — Relieving Re*liev ing, a. Serving or tending to relieve. [1913 Webster] {Relieving arch} (Arch.), a discharging arch. See under {Discharge}, v. t. {Relieving tackle}. (Naut.) (a) A temporary tackle attached to the tiller of a vessel during gales… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Safety arch — Safety chain Safety chain (a) (Railroads) A normally slack chain for preventing excessive movement between a truck and a car body in sluing. (b) An auxiliary watch chain, secured to the clothes, usually out of sight, to prevent stealing of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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