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reentering angle

noun, Geometry
1.
an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180°.
Also called reentrant angle.
Origin of reentering angle
1690-1700
1690-1700
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  • He expressed his belief that they had no field-pieces from one re-entering angle to the other.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
  • The Russians, however, returned to their guns, and still fired from the re-entering angle of their works.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea William Howard Russell
  • Sinus, a recess or bay; the re-entering angle between two lobes or projections.

  • At other times poles are laid across a re-entering angle of a house and used as a wood rack, without any support from the ground.

    A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff
  • The re-entering angle left upon the wood is called the rebate or rabbet.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • It was a right-angled position and Dr. Jameson attacked them in the re-entering angle, thus having fire on his front and flank.

    The Transvaal from Within J. P. Fitzpatrick
  • Redan, work presenting a salient angle and a re-entering angle (see p. 306).

    Annals of a Fortress E. Viollet-le-Duc
British Dictionary definitions for re-entering angle

re-entering angle

noun
1.
an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180° Also called re-entrant angle
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