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noun. an arch supported by an abutment.
noun. point of contact between two objects or parts.
noun. a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge.
noun. ['ˈɑːrtʃ'] a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening.
noun. ['ˈɑːrtʃ'] a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet).
adjective. ['ˈɑːrtʃ'] expert in skulduggery.
adjective. ['ˈɑːrtʃ'] naughtily or annoyingly playful.
adjective. ['ˈɑːrtʃ'] (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension.
noun. ['ˈɑːrtʃ'] (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it.