• Archway


    arch + way

    Full definition of archway



    (plural archways)
    1. A passageway covered by an arch, particularly one made of masonry.
    2. A doorway with a semilunar-shaped top.
      • 1963, Margery Allingham, The China Governess Chapter 3, Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
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