Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for oblique angle
Historical Examples
  • 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for oblique angle

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for oblique

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for oblique angle