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Angle British & World English

A member of a Germanic people, originally inhabitants of what is now Schleswig-Holstein, who came to England in the 5th century ad. The Angles founded kingdoms in Mercia, Northumbria, and East Anglia and gave their name to England and the English

angle1 British & World English

The space (usually measured in degrees) between two intersecting lines or surfaces at or close to the point where they meet

angle2 British & World English

Fish with a rod and line

angle1 English Thesaurus

the wall is sloping at an angle of 33° to the vertical

angle2 English Thesaurus

she smiled, realizing he was angling for an invitation

mid-angle British & World English

An angle of 45 degrees (rare).

angle brace British & World English

Anything fixed across the angle between two components of a structure to impart rigidity or stability; especially a straight piece of timber fixed obliquely across a right angle.

angle brick British & World English

A brick whose sides are shaped so as to enable an angle other than 90 degrees to be turned.

angle-meter British & World English

An instrument for measuring angles, e.g. in determining the dip of geological strata or measuring altitudes; a clinometer.

angle-park British & World English

To park (a vehicle) at an oblique angle to the kerb. Occasionally in extended use.

angle post British & World English

A supporting post positioned at a corner of a timber-framed structure (now chiefly historical); (also) a connecting post positioned at the angle where two sections of fencing meet.

angle shot British & World English

Billiards and Pool (chiefly US). A shot which causes the cue ball to drive the object ball off at an angle.

death angle British & World English

A (narrow or constricted) point in a military position where serious loss of life has taken place.

East Angle British & World English

A native or inhabitant of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. In later use also: a native or inhabitant of the modern geographical area of East Anglia.

high-angle British & World English

Characterized by or involving a large angle of elevation; specifically (of guns and gunfire) operating or occurring at a large upward angle of elevation.

Mach angle British & World English

The angle between a generator of a Mach cone and its axis, the cosecant of which equals the Mach number of the body generating the cone.

magic angle British & World English

(In NMR spectroscopy) the angle (measured relative to the direction of the magnetic field) of an axis around which a solid sample can be spun such that interactions of its nuclei average to zero, namely 54° 44′, or tan−1√2.

metre-angle British & World English

A unit of convergence equal to the angle between the line of sight of either eye and the median line passing between them when they are focused on a point on that line one metre away.

multi-angle British & World English

Involving, using, or having more than one angle; performed or occurring at more than one angle.

open-angle British & World English

Designating a type of glaucoma in which there is no obstruction to the drainage of aqueous humour through the angle of the anterior chamber.

pitch angle British & World English

The angle of inclination from the horizontal or vertical, or with respect to some reference plane; the angle relating or corresponding to the pitch (in various contexts).

point angle British & World English

The angle at a vertex of a solid body; specifically (a) the angle between two diametrically opposite edges or surfaces at the tip of a tool; (b) Dentistry the angle formed at the junction of three tooth surfaces or three cavity walls.

roll angle British & World English

The angle through which a vessel or vehicle turns during a roll.

angle bead British & World English

A strip of metal or wood fixed to a corner before it is plastered to reinforce and protect it

angle iron British & World English

A constructional material consisting of pieces of iron or steel with an L-shaped cross section, able to be bolted together

angle wings British & World English

A North American butterfly that is related to and resembles the comma

optic angle British & World English

The angle formed by notional lines from the extremities of an object to the eye, or by lines from the eyes to a given point

phase angle British & World English

A phase difference expressed as an angle, 360 degrees (2π radians) corresponding to one complete cycle

right angle British & World English

An angle of 90°, as in a corner of a square, or formed by dividing a circle into quarters

solid angle British & World English

A three-dimensional analogue of an angle, such as that subtended by a cone or formed by planes meeting at a point. It is measured in steradians

wide-angle British & World English

(Of a lens) having a short focal length and hence a field covering a wide angle

angle-closure British & World English

Narrowing or blockage of the iridic angle; usually attributive, especially in angle-closure glaucoma, designating a type of glaucoma in which drainage of aqueous humour is impeded by this; also called narrow-angle glaucoma.

angle-parked British & World English

Of a vehicle: parked at an oblique angle to the kerb.

angle-parking British & World English

The action or practice of parking a vehicle at an oblique angle to the kerb. Also: this style of parking, especially as part of a regulated civic scheme. Occasionally in extended use.

camera angle British & World English

The point or direction from which an object is photographed or filmed.

facial angle British & World English

(In craniometry) any of various angles used to classify the shape or size of the face; especially (more fully facial angle of Camper) the angle between the facial line and a horizontal line drawn between the nostrils and the ear (as seen from the side).

narrow-angle British & World English

Spanning or involving a narrow angle; especially designating or relating to a lens with a long focal length and a narrow angle of view.

pseudo-angle British & World English

A quantity in a non-Euclidean space or a space of more than three dimensions analogous to an angle in two- or three-dimensional Euclidean space.

reverse angle British & World English

Squash. The side wall opposite the server; a shot struck at this wall so that it rebounds directly to the front wall without touching the floor.

angle bracket British & World English

Either of a pair of marks in the form < > used to enclose words or figures so as to separate them from their context

angle grinder British & World English

A device with a rotating abrasive disc, used to grind, polish, or cut metal and other materials

angle shades British & World English

A European moth with wings patterned in muted green, red, and pink

visual angle British & World English

The angle formed at the eye by rays from the extremities of an object viewed

adjacent angle British & World English

An angle positioned side by side with another one; specifically each of the pair of angles formed on a straight line by another line which meets or intersects it.

limiting angle British & World English

The largest angle of incidence (between the ray and the perpendicular to the surface) for which a ray will pass from a dense medium into a less dense one.

position angle British & World English

An angle giving the direction at which a point lies with respect to another point; (especially in Astronomy) the angle between the hour-circle passing through a celestial object and the great circle joining that object to another celestial object (also called angle of position).

pressure angle British & World English

(In toothed gearing) the angle between the tangent to a tooth at the pitch point and the radial line at that point (a small angle corresponding to a steep tooth profile); (equivalently, for involute teeth) the angle between the line of action and the tangent to the pitch circle at the pitch point.

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