Definition of Perpendicular

Perpendicular a. means: At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc.

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Perpendicular a. means: At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc.

Meaning of Perpendicular

Perpendicular (a.) means: At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc.

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Waterfall (n.): A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract.

Peak (v. t.): To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.

Triglyph (n.): An ornament in the frieze of the Doric order, repeated at equal intervals. Each triglyph consists of a rectangular tablet, slightly projecting, and divided nearly to the top by two parallel and perpendicular gutters, or channels, called glyphs, into three parts, or spaces, called femora. A half channel, or glyph, is also cut upon each of the perpendicular edges of the tablet. See Illust. of Entablature.

Perpendicular (a.): At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc.

Normal (a.): Any perpendicular.

Perpendicularity (n.): The quality or state of being perpendicular.

Perpendicularly (adv.): In a perpendicular manner; vertically.

Column (n.): A perpendicular line of figures.

Rake (v. i.): To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.

Cross (n.): An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.

Reclining (a.): Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular.

Trip (v. t.): To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.

Apothem (n.): The perpendicular from the center to one of the sides of a regular polygon.

Harelip (n.): A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.

Palet (n.): A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.

Underlayer (n.): A perpendicular shaft sunk to cut the lode at any required depth.

Inclined (p. p. & a.): Bent out of a perpendicular position, or into a curve with the convex side uppermost.

Oblique (a.): Not erect or perpendicular; neither parallel to, nor at right angles from, the base; slanting; inclined.

Slant (v. i.): Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique.

Hoist (n.): The perpendicular height of a flag, as opposed to the fly, or horizontal length when flying from a staff.

Rake (n.): the inclination of a mast or funnel, or, in general, of any part of a vessel not perpendicular to the keel.

Paly (a.): Divided into four or more equal parts by perpendicular lines, and of two different tinctures disposed alternately.

Problem (n.): Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity.

Quarter (n.): One of the divisions of an escutcheon when it is divided into four portions by a horizontal and a perpendicular line meeting in the fess point.

Stem (n.): The short perpendicular line added to the body of a note; the tail of a crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, etc.

Twibil (n.): A kind of mattock, or ax; esp., a tool like a pickax, but having, instead of the points, flat terminations, one of which is parallel to the handle, the other perpendicular to it.

Pale (n.): One of the greater ordinaries, being a broad perpendicular stripe in an escutcheon, equally distant from the two edges, and occupying one third of it.

Kilting (n.): A perpendicular arrangement of flat, single plaits, each plait being folded so as to cover half the breadth of the preceding one.

Perpendicular (a.): Exactly upright or vertical; pointing to the zenith; at right angles to the plane of the horizon; extending in a right line from any point toward the center of the earth.

Lemniscate (n.): A curve in the form of the figure 8, with both parts symmetrical, generated by the point in which a tangent to an equilateral hyperbola meets the perpendicular on it drawn from the center.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Perpendicular

Meaning of Perpendicular

Perpendicular means:  A lunch taken standing-up at a tavern bar. It is usual to call it lunch, often as the perpendicular may take the place of dinner.

Meaning of rake

rake means: the inclination of the mast or prow of a vessel from the perpendicular

Meaning of Overhang

Overhang means: The area of the bow or stern projecting above and beyond a perpendicular from the water line at stem or stern.

Meaning of Beam Sea

Beam Sea means: A sea where waves are moving perpendicular to the direction a ship is moving.

Meaning of Abaft the beam

Abaft the beam means: Any direction between the beam and the stern, more behind a vessel than in front of it. Behind a perpendicular line extending out from the middle of the boat

Meaning of Marconi Rig

Marconi Rig means: The most common type of sail used today, a triangle:shaped mainsail defined by the mast and one horizontal boom perpendicular to the mast.

Meaning of King Spoke

King Spoke means: A spoke of ships wheel, which when perpendicular, indicates that the rudder is amidships. Received its name from the old custom of decorating that spoke with a crown.

Meaning of Quay

Quay means: A solid wharf or structure built of stone along the edge of a harbor used for loading and offloading of cargo, and embarkation and disembarkation of passengers. A quay may be constructed parallel or perpendicular to the bank of a waterway.

Meaning of bogey, booger

bogey, booger means: (1) hardened nasal mucus which can the be rolled & flicked, or eaten or whatever.- e.g. "I've got a bogey so big I can barely breathe!" (2) term for enemy aeroplanes, typically used during WW2."Captain, bogeys at three o'clock!" 3) hand propelled cart that travels on railway and tram lines. Tony Lloyd of Cardiff sent in the Welsh version: 'Bogey', in England is pronounced as spelt, 'boh-gey', like the railway cart, but in Wales and the USA it pronounced 'bwg-gy'. In Wales it means lumps of green mucus in the nose, but in America and in Wales, there is also the 'bogey-man' (bwggy-man) a mythical creature to frighten you. And in Scotland it means something else to Chris Sanderson: A bogey is a Scottish term for a home made go kart. It usually consisted of a plank of wood and four pram wheels. An additianl plank of wood would be bolted on running perpendicular to the main plank to allow steering. This would be made possible by a length of string with one end nailed to the right side and one on the left side of the perpendicular plank. Also, the word bogey could mean finished or abandoned. If you were playing football and you lost the ball on the school roof or something you would say, 'Oh well, Game's a bogey'.

Meaning of Gaff Rig

Gaff Rig means: Any sailboat with a four:sided mainsail, defined by two booms, one located on the bottom, perpendicular to the mast, and another, located on top, at an angle from the mast.

Meaning of Fore-and-Aft Rig

Fore-and-Aft Rig means: A sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. Such sails are referred to as "fore-and-aft rigged."

Meaning of SKEW−WHIFF

SKEW−WHIFF means: Skew−whiff is British slang for crooked, not straight, not perpendicular.

Meaning of Sea Anchor

Sea Anchor means: A stabilizer deployed in the water from a boat for heaving to in heavy weather. It acts as a brake and keeps the boat in line with the wind and perpendicular to waves. Often in the form of a large bag made of heavy canvas.

Meaning of Cant

Cant means: (1) A term signifying an inclination of an object from a perpendicular; to turn anything so that it does not stand perpendicularly or square to an object. (2) Those timbers in a ship near the bow or stern which are sharply angled from the keel. (3) The operation of turning a ship's head one way or another.

Meaning of Fisherman Anchor

Fisherman Anchor means: A traditionally shaped anchor having flukes perpendicular to the stock of the anchor and connected by a shank. These are less common than modern anchors such as the plow and lightweight anchors.

Meaning of Sloop rigged (fore-and-aft rigged)

Sloop rigged (fore-and-aft rigged) means: Fore-and-aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. (See also square rigged)

Meaning of Fore-and-aft rigged (sloop rigged)

Fore-and-aft rigged (sloop rigged) means: Fore-and-aft rig is a sailing rig consisting mainly of sails that are set along the line of the keel rather than perpendicular to it. (See also square rigged)

Meaning of On Beam Ends

On Beam Ends means: Specifically, means that a ship has gone through 90 degrees of roll, where her deck is now perpendicular to the water. However, in such case a ship could capsize, therefore it is more commonly used to refer to extreme rolling of the ship, even if less than 90 degrees.

Meaning of Bilge

Bilge means: Bilge: The bottom of a ship's hull, or that part on either side of the keel which has more a horizontal than a perpendicular direction, and upon which the ship would rest if aground; also the lowest internal part of the hull.

Meaning of Brig rigged (square rigged)

Brig rigged (square rigged) means: Sailing vessel in which the main horizontal spars are perpendicular to the keel of the ship. These spars are called yardarms or simply yards. Square rig was the main design in the age of sail. (see also fore and aft rigged)

Meaning of Waterfall

Waterfall means: A fall, or perpendicular descent, of the water of a river or stream, or a descent nearly perpendicular; a cascade; a cataract.

Meaning of Peak

Peak means: To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.

Meaning of Triglyph

Triglyph means: An ornament in the frieze of the Doric order, repeated at equal intervals. Each triglyph consists of a rectangular tablet, slightly projecting, and divided nearly to the top by two parallel and perpendicular gutters, or channels, called glyphs, into three parts, or spaces, called femora. A half channel, or glyph, is also cut upon each of the perpendicular edges of the tablet. See Illust. of Entablature.

Meaning of Perpendicular

Perpendicular means: At right angles to a given line or surface; as, the line ad is perpendicular to the line bc.

Meaning of Normal

Normal means: Any perpendicular.

Meaning of Perpendicularity

Perpendicularity means: The quality or state of being perpendicular.

Meaning of Perpendicularly

Perpendicularly means: In a perpendicular manner; vertically.

Meaning of Column

Column means: A perpendicular line of figures.

Meaning of Rake

Rake means: To incline from a perpendicular direction; as, a mast rakes aft.

Meaning of Cross

Cross means: An instrument for laying of offsets perpendicular to the main course.

Meaning of Reclining

Reclining means: Bending or curving gradually back from the perpendicular.

Meaning of Trip

Trip means: To pull (a yard) into a perpendicular position for lowering it.

Meaning of Apothem

Apothem means: The perpendicular from the center to one of the sides of a regular polygon.

Meaning of Harelip

Harelip means: A lip, commonly the upper one, having a fissure of perpendicular division like that of a hare.

Meaning of Palet

Palet means: A perpendicular band upon an escutcheon, one half the breadth of the pale.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Drab

Drab means: A wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.

Meaning of Drift

Drift means: The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim.

Meaning of Irrisible

Irrisible means: Not risible.

Meaning of Powdered

Powdered means: Same as Seme.

Meaning of Thurl

Thurl means: A hole; an aperture.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of hum

hum means: n unusually bad smell, perhaps somewhat associated with rottenness. Is rottenness a word? Who knows?

Meaning of dench

dench means: awesome/cool

Meaning of preppy

preppy means: Someone who dresses like a conformist at a private (prep) school. He pounded too many beers last night.

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