- pertaining to or having the form of a helix; spiral.
Origin of helical
Related Words for helicalcoiled, circling, rolled, wound, radial, circular, corkscrew, cochlear, helical, helicoid, tortile, whorled
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Historical Examples of helical
The centrifugal strain due to this is balanced by helical springs.Steam Turbines
Hubert E. Collins
The translation of a body in helical motion is called its advance.
The Ford transverse rear spring was supplemented by two helical springs placed vertically between the Ford and tractor frames.Deeds of a Great Railway
G. R. S. Darroch
He invented the helical form of the balance spring and a form of chronometer escapement much like Earnshaw's.Time Telling through the Ages
Harry Chase Brearley
To give the water a rotary motion he had inserted a helical piece of angle iron, and so prevented deposition.
- of or shaped like a helix; spiral
- Of or having the shape of a helix; spiral.
- Having a shape approximating that of a helix.