Any of the wedge-shaped stones, or other parts, of which an arch is built: the central, topmost voussoir is called the keystone; either of the lowest voussoirs is called the springer.
Webster's New World
Origin of Voussoir
French from Old French vossoir from Vulgar Latin volsōrium from volsus past participle of Latin volvere to turn, roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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