Surbased meaning

sûr'bāst'
Having a surbase.
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Of or being an arch having a rise less than half its span.
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Having a surbase.
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Designating an arch whose rise is less than half its span.
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(of an arch) Having its height less than half of its span.
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Having a surbase.
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Origin of surbased

  • From French surbaissé past participle of surbaisser to flatten sur- intensive pref. (from Old French sur–) baisser to lower (from Old French baissier) (from Vulgar Latin bassiāre abase)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French surbaissé.
    From Wiktionary