The central or topmost stone of an arch. This in some styles is made different in size from the other voussoirs, or projects, or is decorated with carving. See Illust. of Arch.
The wedge-shaped central block, or voussoir, at the apex of an arch.
wedge-shaped embellishment often used at the crown of an arch, that appears to "lock" the other units in a masonry arch in place.
the central stone of a true arch of rib vault
a wedge-shaped stone in the crown of an arch or center of a lintel to bind the structure
The central wedge-shaped member of a masonry arch; also used as a decorative element on arches in wood structures.
A wedged-shaped stone in the center of an arch which acts to keep the arch from collapsing.
A wedge shaped detail at the top of an arch, window or door
The centre or highest voussoir or arch stone.
Wedge-shaped central point of an arch.
A wedged shape stone at the top of an arch which holds the other pieces in place. kingpin The pivot point for a freight or passenger car truck where it connects to the bolster.
The central stone or brick in an arch.
the voussoir at the centre of the arch, often larger and decorated.
The last wedge-shaped stone, or voussoir, placed in the crown of an arch.
Central wedge in top of arch.
Traditionally topmost member of an arch. Most often appears as part of an entryway surround or window crosshead. Available in three styles including plain, recessed panel, and art deco.
a central cohesive source of support and stability; "faith is his anchor"; "the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"; "he is the linchpin of this firm"
the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
a central wedge in an arch that locks all other pieces of an arch in place
a central, wedge-shaped stone which holds all the other stones of a structure in place to form an arch
a stone in an archway that holds all others in place
trapezoidal stone at the center of a flat or curved arch or of a window/door lintel
Stone in the form of wedge forming the central element of a lintel, vault, or arch. Pendant keystones are found at the intersection of ribbed vaults. Originally from the Latin clavis for "key."
A wedge shaped masonry element typically found over the center of a window or door. In an arch, keystones help support the weight of the structure above.
the central stone of a true arch or rib vault. Go to Top
The wedge-shaped central piece of an arch
The central culminating voussoir.
Originally, the final supporting unit at the center of an arch. It is generally wedge shaped. At Stone Legends, Keystones are individual Units, as well as being used in other Units.
The voussoir located at the crown of the arch. Also called the key.
Wedge-shaped stone found in the center of some arches
the highest centre stone in an archway.
The central, wedge-shaped stone at the top of an arch that locks the arch together.
the central supporting stone of an arch. It is of trapezoidal form.
the central voussoir (or simply 'stone') of an arch that locks the other units in place. It occurs at the intersection of the ribs of a rib vault. It may be heavily carved and hang from the vault ( pendant keystone) during Late Gothic or be ring-shaped
The last wedge-shaped stone placed in the crown of an arch regarded as binding the whole.
The building block in the middle of an arch.
1) Central wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks the parts together 2) Central supporting element in a whole.
The "wedge" shape picture caused when the projector is not even with the horizontal or vertical center of the middle of the screen. Most data and video projectors use optical and electronic methods to eliminate this problem.
The central voussoir in an arch. Its action holds the rest of the voussoirs in place.
The stone that has the basic drawing in a multi-color lithograph. Multi-color lithograph= Each color requires a separate stone or state of a stone, and the number of stones and/or states determines the number of colors in the finished lithograph. Each stone must “register” perfectly so that impressions will not be blurred.
the central stone of an arch that locks the other units in place. See voussoir.
The central locking stone at the apex (top) of an arch or rib; sometimes carved.
The central brick or stone at the top of an Arch
A stone that blocks one end of a formation of four opposing stones in a row. Threats to a keystone may occur when it is part of a pair.
Wedge-shaped stone at the center of an arch or vault.
The central stone in the curve of an arch or vault.
The uppermost wedge-shaped voussoir at the crown of an arch which locks the other voussoirs into place.
The central wedge-shaped voussoir of an arch.
the central trapezoidal stone of an arch, often emphasized by size ox decoration.
Top stone of an arch
A keystone is a stone cut the shape of a keystone in an arch. Keystones are usually step cut. The costume jewelry manufacturer Schreiner uses keystones in many of its pieces.
The central, uppermost part of an arch.
The voussoir at the top of the arch or vault
A wedge-shaped stone at summit of an arch designed to lock the unit together.
the most important part, from the idea of the central stone in an arch that keeps the other stones in position - without it, the whole arch would fall down
The centrally located wedge-shaped stone of an arch that locks the arch together.
Angular block, in a header or mantle, centered over a door or window or at the top of a masonry arch.
In architecture, a keystone is the stone at the top of an arch. It is the supporting element for the entire arch— without it the arch would collapse. All the wedge-shaped stones of the arch (or vault) are called voussoirs.