Definition for ARCH'I-VOLT

ARCH'I-VOLT, n. [arch, chief, and It. volta.]

In building, the inner contour of an arch, or a band adorned with moldings, running over the faces of the arch-stones and bearing upon the imposts. It has only a single face in the Tuscan order; two faces crowned in the Doric and Ionic, and the same moldings, as the architrave, in the Corinthian and Composite. – Encyc.

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