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Intrados meaning

intrados - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The interior curve of an arch; esp., the inner or lower curved face of the whole body of voussoirs taken together. See Extrados.

intrados - examples of usage

  1. The shallow aperture often follows the form of the arch, but is frequently square- headed, having a semi- circular tympanum of masonry filling the space between the lintel of the door and the intrados of the arch. - "Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them", Sidney Heath.
  2. With their pommels cunningly affixed so that their points touched and interlaced, yet swung free, they lined the piers of the arch from base to span and all the graceful sweep of the intrados, a curtain of shimmering, trembling steel, barring the way to the Mystery beyond. - "The Bronze Bell", Louis Joseph Vance.
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