verb (used without object), in·clined, in·clin·ing.
verb (used with object), in·clined, in·clin·ing.
- Also called inclined plane, incline plane . a cable railroad, the gradient of which is approximately 45°.
- any railroad or portion of a railroad, the gradient of which is too steep for ordinary locomotive adhesion alone to be effective.
- an angled shaft following a dipping vein.
- an inclined haulageway.
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OTHER WORDS FROM inclinein·clin·er, nouno·ver·in·cline, verb, o·ver·in·clined, o·ver·in·clin·ing.re·in·cline, verb, re·in·clined, re·in·clin·ing.
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It tackles inclines steeper than the toughest treadmill setting.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam|Carmen Drahl|August 19, 2020|Science News
Unnervingly, several Turkish tanks in a 30-strong formation on the side of an incline have their guns pointing into Turkey.Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS|Jamie Dettmer|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, try Hollywood Road for gorgeous local treasures and even a tasteful Mao head if you so incline.
However, in their last moments we incline rather to praise Nikias than to blame Crassus.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.|Plutarch
Thrust the closed end of an empty test-tube into water, and incline the tube.Six Lectures on Light|John Tyndall
Or had her heart come to incline toward him despite the supposed gulf of bloodshed that parted them?A Gentleman Player|Robert Neilson Stephens
The words shaft, incline, and tunnel have been handled with careless meanings by mining men.The Business of Mining|Arthur J. Hoskin
They are not very good novels; they incline to sentimental melodrama.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind|Herbert George Wells