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Meaning of basket-handle arch

bas'ket-han•dle arch'

Pronunciation: (bas'kit han"dl, bä'skit-), [key]
— Archit. Archit.
  1. an arch having a symmetrical form drawn from an odd number of radii in excess of one, which increase in length from the springing toward the center. See illus. under
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