ogee arch


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ogee \O*gee"\, n. [F. ogive, augive, LL. augiva, of uncertain
   origin; cf.LL. ogis a support, prop. L. augere to increase,
   strengthen, Sp. auge highest point of power or fortune,
   apogee, Ar. auj, an astronomical term.]
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   1. (Arch.) A molding, the section of which is the form of the
      letter S, with the convex part above; cyma reversa. See
      Illust. under Cyma.
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   2. Hence, any similar figure used for any purpose.
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   Ogee arch (Arch.), a pointed arch, each of the sides of
      which has the curve of an ogee, that is, has a reversed
      curve near the apex.
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