What is another word for voussoir?

Pronunciation: [vˈa͡ʊswɑː] (IPA)

Voussoir is a term used in architectural circles to describe a wedge-shaped stone used in creating the arches of buildings such as churches, bridges or other structures. Synonyms for voussoir include keyblock, wedge, archstone or springer. These terms essentially refer to the same thing, which is a structural element used to create intricate shapes in construction. The voussoir is an integral part of the arch and provides support for the entire structure. These synonyms for voussoir demonstrate the versatility and precise nature of architectural engineering, as even the smallest element has a specific name and function in the overall design.

Synonyms for Voussoir:

What are the hypernyms for Voussoir?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Voussoir?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for voussoir (as nouns)

    • artifact
      building block.

What are the holonyms for Voussoir?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.
  • holonyms for voussoir (as nouns)

Usage examples for Voussoir

Carlton was taking the busier advantage of a brilliant interval, and roughing out a new voussoir with the bold precision of the expert mason.
"Peccavi"
E. W. Hornung
But in consequence either of an error in measurement or of a mistake in calculating the shrinking of the bricks, there was a gap between the third voussoir on the right and the key.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1"
Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
Its ellipse is composed of eight voussoirs, four on each side, and a key with a small wedge-shaped stone voussoir on each side of it.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1"
Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez

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