Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Definitions for tensile
- capable of being stretched or drawn out; ductile.
- of or pertaining to tension: tensile strain.
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Citations for tensile
Claire's tensile features pull themselves tight with glee.
One way of increasing the tensile strength in a wooden bow at any time of the year was to apply a sinew backing.
Origin of tensile
This late Renaissance word tensile was derived in 1626 from the Latin verb tendere meaning "to stretch."