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oblique angle

an angle that is not a right angle; an acute or obtuse angle.
Origin of oblique angle
First recorded in 1685-95
Related forms
oblique-angled, adjective Unabridged
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  • His Highness held the bottle at an oblique angle with the chandelier.

    Vivian Grey Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
  • An obtuse angle is an oblique angle greater then a right angle.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • However, Lady Ethelrida just caught the picture of her through an oblique angle, against a background of French panelling.

    The Reason Why Elinor Glyn
  • The cylindrical and oval pile has an oblique angle of inclination.

  • A small hut had been erected against the side of the rock, in a manner that presented an oblique angle.

    The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish James Fenimore Cooper
  • A right angle is an angle whose shankes are right (that is perpendicular) one unto another: An oblique angle is contrary to this.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • The division of an obliquangled triangle is taken from the speciall differences of an oblique angle.

    The Way To Geometry Peter Ramus
  • The cremaster, which is short, is bent upward at an oblique angle with the line of the ventral surface.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • Now one hand is laid upon the hip while the other is extended upward and at an oblique angle from the shoulder.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan
  • The openings pierced the wall at an oblique angle, as shown on the plan.

    A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff
British Dictionary definitions for oblique angle

oblique angle

an angle that is not a right angle or any multiple of a right angle
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